Endangered Animals

April 29, 2022

Majestic Photos of 8 Remaining Species of Bears Are Featured in Conservation Photo Book

Bears are often overlooked among the dwindling animal species of our planet. It’s often believed that woods are chock-full of grizzlies and black bears hunting salmon and berries. However, on a global scale, the future of bears—carnivorous mammals in the Ursidae family—is less certain. An elegant coffee table book featuring the work of renowned wildlife photographers, entitled Remembering Bears, seeks to bring awareness and raise funds for conservation.

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March 25, 2022

Photographer Captures Rare Glimpse of Siberian Tiger in Its Natural Environment

In 2013, Sascha Fonseca turned his fascination with animals into a career. Now, the German-born, Dubai-based photographer specializes in DSLR camera traps that allow him to get an unparalleled view of wildlife. The power of these camera traps was recently proven when Fonseca recorded a rare Siberian tiger in its natural environment. These critically endangered big cats are the world's largest, but there are only around 500 left in the wild.

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March 9, 2022

The Humpback Whale Has Swum Its Way Back From Endangered Status in Australia

Humpback whales live in all the world's major oceans. They migrate great distances, scooping up plankton and krill with mouths full of baleen. Known for their grace, the magnificent creatures were also coveted by whalers. From the 19th century through the mid-20th century, their numbers were decimated by commercial whaling. At one point there were as few as 700 of the creatures swimming in the North Atlantic.

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January 20, 2022

Jonathan the Giant Tortoise Turns 190 Years Old, Making Him the Oldest Tortoise Ever

Birthday wishes are in order for Jonathan the Seychelles giant tortoise. The lumbering giant turns 190 years old in 2022. Already the oldest living land animal, this recent milestone is another Guinness World Record for Jonathan. He is now the oldest chelonian ever—a category which include turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. The super-centenarian is still living the good life on the island of St. Helena as befits such a distinguished creature.

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