Endangered Animals

October 6, 2020

Proud Crocodile Father Gives Piggyback Ride to Over 100 of His Children

Indian wildlife and conservation photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee has spent the past 20 years dedicating his life to the documentation and protection of animals. Spending over 280 days a year in the field, he's seen many incredible moments. Most recently, his spectacular image of an endangered crocodile carrying its babies through the water is making waves online. Mukherjee's photograph shows a male gharial giving a ride to more than 100 of his babies.

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September 8, 2020

Rare Ancient Breed of Singing Dogs Spotted in the Wild After 50 Years

It's been 50 years since the New Guinea singing dog has been spotted in the wild; however, researchers have recently made a startling discovery. These rare dogs are typically only found in captivity in zoos or conservation centers, but an expedition to a remote area of Papua has spotted these musical pooches. After first observing them in 2016, the team returned in 2018 to collect DNA samples to confirm their findings.

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July 30, 2020

Endangered Tigers Make Comeback as India Triumphantly Doubles Its Population

The world is applauding India as it was recently announced that the country has been able to double its tiger population in just 12 years. The latest national census for 2018-2019 counted 2,967 wild tigers, up from 1,411 in 2006. And it's not just India that is seeing a rise in population. Wild tiger populations have also shown significant growth in China, Nepal, Russia, and Bhutan, which is an incredible achievement.

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June 22, 2020

Tortoise Credited With Saving His Species Finally Goes Home to Retire

One tortoise who has dedicated his life to helping his species is finally getting a rest. Diego, a Galápagos tortoise that's more than 100 years old, has spent over three-quarters of his life in captivity and, for much of that time, has been in a special breeding program. Diego, along with 14 other tortoises, is finally going into retirement and returning home now that the Galápagos National Park has ended its captive breeding program.

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