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Sir Davids long-beaked echidna

Sir Davids long-beaked echidna, also known as the cyclops long-beaked echidna, is one of three species of the genus Zaglossus. All of them are found in New Guinea. It is named after Sir David Attenborough. It lives in the Cyclops mountains in Pap ...

                                               

South China tiger

The South China tiger is an almost extinct subspecies of the tiger. There are now 20-30 of them left in the wild and 60 left in captivity. It is one of the worlds ten most endangered animals and the most endangered of the six surviving tiger subs ...

                                               

Southern corroboree frog

The southern corroboree frog is one of two species of corroboree frog. The other is the northern corroboree frog. The southern corroboree frog is a very small frog with warning colouration. It has black and yellow stripes, sometimes with a greeni ...

                                               

Sunda Island tiger

The Sunda Island tiger is a tiger that lives on Sunda Islands. It used to live in Indonesia, Java, Bali and Sumatra. Now the only living Sunda Island tigers are in Sumatra. The ones in Java and Bali all died. The Sunda Island tiger is a subspecie ...

                                               

Sumatran tiger

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger subspecies. It is listed as critically endangered. They are in danger due to hunting and the destruction of their habitat. It is estimated that there are only about 400-700 Sumatran tigers left in the wild ...

                                               

Uromys vika

Uromys vika, also known as the Vangunu giant rat and locally known as the vika, is a giant arboreal species of rodent in the family Muridae. The rat was discovered in the island of Vangunu in the Solomon Islands in 2015, after years of searching ...

                                               

Western long-beaked echidna

The western long-beaked echidna is one of the echidnas which live in New Guinea. Fossils of this species have also been found in Australia. It is one of the four living echidnas, three of which are species of Zaglossus. This echidna lives from 13 ...

                                               

Wollemia

Wollemia is a genus of coniferous tree in the family Araucariaceae. It is a "living fossil", recently found in 1994. Its fossil record dates back 200 million years, and it was thought to be long extinct. Wollemia nobilis was discovered in 1994 in ...

                                               

Bignose shark

The bignose shark, also known as the Knopps shark, is a species of shark in the genus Carcharhinus, family Carcharhinidae. This species reaches a maximum length of 9.8 feet, and can weigh as much as 370 pounds. It is found in tropical and subtrop ...

                                               

Flatback turtle

The flatback turtle or sea turtle is an Australian species of turtle in the family Cheloniidae. The species is endemic to the sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters of the Australian continental shelf. It was previously called Chelonia depressa ...

                                               

Java Mousedeer

The Java mouse-deer is a leaf-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous ungulate in the family Tragulidae. When it reaches maturity it is about the size of a rabbit, making it the smallest living ungulate. It is found in forests in Java and perhaps Bal ...

                                               

Long-tailed river stingray

The long-tailed river stingray, also known as the antenna ray, is a species of freshwater stingray in the family Potamotrygonidae. These animals have a long tail, small eyes, and few pectoral-fin radials. They eat worms, crustaceans, mollusks, an ...

                                               

Megamouth shark

The megamouth shark is a large, slow-swimming, timid shark that was only discovered in 1976. It grows to 5.5 metres long. The megamouth is found in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans.

                                               

Nurse shark

The nurse shark is a bottom-dwelling shark, and is the only known species in the genus Ginglymostoma. They range in length from 2.1–2.7 metres, and weigh 75–120 kilograms. Nurse sharks feed on crustaceans, mollusks, sea snakes, fish, coral, and t ...

                                               

Togo mouse

The Togo mouse is a unique muroid rodent. It is known from only two specimens, which were taken near the locality of Bismarckburg, near Yege, Togo in 1890.

                                               

African penguin

The African penguin, also known as the Black-footed or Jackass penguin, is found on the south-western coast of Africa. It lives in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The largest colony on Dyer ...

                                               

Araluen Zieria

The Araluen Zieria, is a small shrub found in only one place, on a slope above the Araluen Creek, near Araluen, New South Wales, Australia. In 2001 there were only 56 known plants. The plants were first collected in 1888, and they were then thoug ...

                                               

Asian elephant

The Asian elephant is the elephant species living in Asia. They are more easily tamed than larger African elephants. People have used them as working animals for hundreds of years. It is mostly found in parts of India and nearby countries.

                                               

Azorina vidalii

Azorina vidalii is the only species of the genus Azorina within the Campanulaceae, the bellflower family. This endemic species of the Azores is used as an ornamental plant in other countries besides the Azores. It was first given the name Campanu ...

                                               

Bengal tiger

The Bengal tiger is a tiger subspecies native to the Indian subcontinent. It lives in Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and northern India. It is the National animal of both India and Bangladesh. The tigers habitat includes tropical moist evergreen fores ...

                                               

Blue iguana

The blue iguana, also known as the Grand Cayman iguana, or Cayman Island blue iguana, is an endangered species of lizard endemic to the island of Grand Cayman. The blue iguana is the largest native land animal on Grand Cayman. It has a length fro ...

                                               

Blue whale

The blue whale is a marine mammal of the suborder of baleen whales. They grow to be about 30 meters long. The biggest blue whale found was 190 tons and measured 98 feet long. Larger specimens have been measured at 110 feet, but never weighed. Thi ...

                                               

Bonobo

The bonobo is a great ape and the smaller of the two species making up the genus Pan. The bonobo is sometimes called the dwarf or pygmy chimpanzee. Although the name "chimpanzee" is sometimes used to refer to both species together, it is usually ...

                                               

Bumblebee bat

The bumblebee bat, also known as Kittis hog-nosed bat, is an endangered species of bat. It is the only member of the family Craseonycteridae. It occurs in western Thailand and southeast Burma. It usually lives in limestone caves along rivers. Thi ...

                                               

Common chimpanzee

The common chimpanzee, or robust chimpanzee, is a species of great ape. The common chimpanzee is often called the chimpanzee, though this can be used to refer to both species in the genus Pan: the common chimpanzee and the closely related bonobo. ...

                                               

Dhole

The dhole is a canid from Asia. It is related to dogs and foxes. It is native to Central, South and Southeast Asia. There are many common names for it: Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. It is most close ...

                                               

Ethiopian wolf

The Ethiopian wolf, is a canid native to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is also known as the Simien jackal or Simien fox. It is similar to the coyote in size. It has a long and narrow skull, and red and white fur. The Ethopian wolf only eats Afroalp ...

                                               

False gharial

The false gharial or Malayan gharial is a fresh-water reptile. It looks like a crocodile with a very thin and long snout, like that of the gharial. That is where the name of the species is from. It has long been classed in the family Crocodylidae ...

                                               

Giant Gippsland earthworm

The giant Gippsland earthworm is one of Australias 1.000 native earthworm species. These Giant earthworms average at 100 cm long and 2 cm in diameter and can reach 3 m in length. It is difficult to measure length, as the worms will stretch, so sc ...

                                               

Goodfellows tree-kangaroo

Goodfellows tree-kangaroo, also called the ornate tree kangaroo, is an animal in the biological family Macropodidae. The family includes kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives, and the genus Dendrolagus, with eleven species. The species live in ...

                                               

Gray whale

The gray whale is a baleen whale that has a layer of blubber up to 10 inches thick. Because a mother gray whale would defend her calf so fiercely it would actually attack whalers and overturn their boats, whalers often called the gray whale a dev ...

                                               

Great hammerhead shark

The great hammerhead shark, is the largest species of the Hammerhead shark group. It can be identified by the shape of its "hammer", which is wide and has an almost straight margin at the front, and by its first dorsal fin which is tall, and is s ...

                                               

Green sea turtle

The green turtle is a large sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in its genus. It is one of the seven marine turtles, which are all endangered.

                                               

Indochinese tiger

The Indochinese tiger is one of the six living tiger subspecies, and is found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and southwestern China. The Indochinese tiger is also known as the Corbetts tiger, named after Jim Corbett. It has been l ...

                                               

Lar gibbon

The lar gibbon is also known as the white-handed gibbon. It is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons. It is often seen in zoos. The fur coloring of the lar gibbon is not fixed. It can range from blac ...

                                               

Lion-tailed macaque

The lion-tailed macaque is an Old World monkey. It lives in the Western Ghats mountains of India. The hair of the Lion-tailed macaque is dark-brown or black. There is a black tuft at the end of the tail, similar to a lions tail. With a head-to-ta ...

                                               

Loggerhead sea turtle

The loggerhead sea turtle or loggerhead, is a type of turtle that lives in the sea. It is from the family Cheloniidae. Loggerheads live in the seas around the world. Most of the beaches where loggerheads lay eggs are found on the coasts of the Un ...

                                               

Mountain gazelle

The mountain gazelle is a species of gazelle. It lives in many parts of Egypt, israel, Turkey and across the Arabian Peninsula. It lives in mountains, foothills, and coastal plains. It is the National animal of Palestine.

                                               

Northern corroboree frog

The northern corroboree frog is one of two species of corroboree frog. The other is the southern corroboree frog. The two frogs were believed to be the same. But in 1996 they were recognised as two different species. The northern corroboree frog ...

                                               

Proboscis monkey

The proboscis monkey is found only on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. They live in mangrove forests, and also lowland rainforests. It depends on the mangroves near river edges for resting and sleeping. They avoid deforested areas and avoi ...

                                               

Przewalskis horse

Przewalskis horse, the Mongolian wild horse, is a close relative of the domestic horse. The two are the only equids that can cross-breed and produce fertile offspring. Przewalskis horse is a rare and endangered subspecies of the wild horse, Equus ...

                                               

Purple frog

The purple frog is a frog species in the family Sooglossidae. It lives in the Western Ghats in India. Common names for this species are Indian purple frog, pignose frog or doughnut frog. It was discovered by S.D. Biju and F. Bossyut in October 20 ...

                                               

Saimaa ringed seal

The Saimaa ringed seal is a subspecies of ringed seal. Usually seals live in the sea, but Saimaa ringed seals live in Lake Saimaa in Finland. There are only 320 Saimaa ringed seals in the world. They are among the most endangered seals in the wor ...

                                               

Sea otter

Sea otters are marine mammals. They live along the Pacific coast of North America. Their historic range included shallow waters of the Bering Strait. It also included Kamchatka, and as far south as Japan. Sea otters have about 26.000 to 165.000 h ...

                                               

Sei whale

The sei whale is a dark-gray, stream-lined baleen whale that is found worldwide except in polar waters. It swims in small pods of 3-5 whales but larger groups may form at rich feeding grounds. It has very fine grey-black baleen that traps very sm ...

                                               

Siberian tiger

The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur Tiger ", is the largest felid in the world. They live in eastern Russias birch forests, and there are some in China and North Korea. It is estimated that there are around 400 to 500 Siberian tigers left ...

                                               

Sri Lankan elephant

The Sri Lankan elephant is one of the three subspecies of the Asian elephant. The other two subspecies are the Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus and the Sumatran elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus. The Sri Lankan elephant is the largest of ...

                                               

Tasmanian devil

The Tasmanian devil is a meat eating mammal. It is a marsupial, which means it has a small pouch to carry its babies. It is the largest meat eating marsupial in the world. It is nocturnal, which means it sleeps during the day and is awake during ...

                                               

Tiger

The tiger is the largest living member of the cat family, the Felidae. It feeds by hunting. It lives in Asia, mainly India, Bhutan, China, Korea and Siberian Russia. Tigers are solitary animals.

                                               

Whale shark

The whale shark, is a filter feeding shark. It is the largest shark in the world. It grows up to 12 metres long, and may weigh as much as 47.000 pounds. The whale shark has a very wide distribution, found in all tropical and warm temperate seas, ...