Category: Endangered Species

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons are the heaviest, largest and scariest lizards on this planet. They can grow to a length of over 3 metres (10 feet) and weigh a massive 100 kilograms (200 lbs). Just like crocodiles, they’re a living relic of the age of dinosaurs. These colossal creatures  cause panic to almost any human who sees

Pink-headed Duck

The Pink-headed Duck was a large diving duck that id now feared to be extinct. Once thriving throughout India, the swamps of Myanmar and Bangladesh the Pink-headed Duck has not been seen since the 1950’s even though numerous expeditions have taken place to locate the species. Despite the lack of sightings the Pink-headed Duck is

Crested Shelduck

The Crested Shelduck is an elusive species of bird that belongs to the Anatidae family. Very little is actually known about the Crested Shelduck which is mostly down to very limited observations of the species and although currently listed as critically endangered many believe that the Crested Shelduck may be extinct. The only reason that

Hairy-eared dwarf lemur

The Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is a small lemur that shares characteristics with mouse lemurs and is extremely rare. Up until 1989 the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur species was known exclusively from only 5 individual specimens held in museums. Currently the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is classed as endangered due to habitat loss from deforestation and from being

Fin whale

The Fin whale is the second largest creature on our planet and is only beaten by its close relative the blue whale. these massive whales are found in all of the worlds oceans and can swim at speeds of up to 40km per hour. The Fin whale is sadly classed as endangered today due to


The Falanouc is a mammal that is only found on the island of Madagascar and although fairly widespread the Falanouc is certainly a rare sight with an estimated 2500 left in the wild. This unusual looking mammal resembles a mongoose or civet and is currently classed as endangered due to habitat loss from the draining

Black Microhylid Frog

Originally discovered in 1878 not much is known about the Black Microhylid Frog as no studies of the species have taken place since before 1997. The Black Microhylid Frog is unique in its part of the world –  India, and is currently listed as endangered due to threats from the expansion of coffee plantations and

Barrio’s Frog

Barrio’s Frog is found in only one place in the world – Mehuin, Valdivia, Chille. These unique frogs are extremely fast and although they make their home around streams they are not very good swimmers, however they make up for it by being powerful jumpers. Currently the Barrio’s Frog is classed as critically endangered due

Angel’s Madagascar frog

Angel’s Madagascar frog, as the name suggests lives exclusively in Madagascar and can be found only in south eastern Madagascar. These hard of hearing frogs  are primarily nocturnal and make their home in the rushing torrents of Madagascar’s forests. Sadly Angel’s Madagascar frog is currently listed as endangered due to threats like human expansion, deforestation,

Anderson’s Salamander

Anderson’s Salamander is a unique species of salamander that is only found in Lake Zacapu, Mexico. This rare salamander is unique in that it retains juvenile characteristics throughout its life, essentially coming into sexual maturity very early on in its lifespan. Sadly Anderson’s Salamander is currently classed as critically endangered due to pollution in Lake

Fleay’s Barred Frog

Fleay’s Barred Frog can be found in New South Wales and Southeast Queensland and is currently listed as endangered. Although Fleay’s Barred Frog are fairly common across these ranges there is a noticeable decline taking place. The reason for the decline in population is thought to be a combination of a handful of different factors

Alabama Waterdog

The Alabama Waterdog is a rare species of gilded salamander that is found exclusively in the Black Warrior River drainage system, Alabama. Very little is known about the Alabama Waterdog’s as they are very rare and almost completely hidden during the summer months. The Alabama Waterdog’s are currently classed as endangered due to habitat loss