Category: Endangered Species

Florida Panther

The Florida panther is a relative of the cougar and as its name would indicate, it is found quite often in Florida. Though the species used to be available in larger numbers, the Florida panther is now critically endangered, with its numbers decreasing at an alarming rate. It’s thought that there are just 80 to

Philippine Tarsier

The Philippine Tarsier is an animal that not very many outside of the Philippines are familiar with. This creature is thought to be more than 45 million years old and was named for the tarsus bone, located in the ankle. The Philippine Tarsier is an endangered species and there is a foundation that has just


The Addax are the most well adapted of all desert antelope, shaped like a reindeer, they have short necks, high raised up withers and straight backs as well as rounded backsides. They have what looks like a brown toupee that sits on their forehead, and a white mask of hair that crosses their nose. The


The Po’ouli is an endangered bird found on the north-eastern slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui. Po’ouli means “dark head” and is otherwise known as the Black Faced Honeycreeper. The discovery of the Po’ouli was in 1973 by three students from the University of Hawaii. The students found this small bird in the

Bronze Gecko

One of the most unique of the geckos that inhabit Seychelle Islands is the Giant Bronze Gecko (Ailuronxy trachygaster). Originally this animal was thought to be from only one area but has since been discovered to belong to two. Loss of habitat has proven to create real problems for many species of lizards and the

Right Whale

Whales are a member of a family called balanidae. The Right Whale grows to be about sixty feet long and will be about twelve feet long when it is born. Adults weigh about sixty tons when they are fully grown. They are black in color, although they can range to other hues, with very distinctive

Western Gorilla

The Gorilla has been shown in movies and films as an awe inspiring terrifying animal which preys on young maidens. To that end it was very often a target of those who didn’t know its true nature. Gorillas, far from being terrible and fearsome creatures are actually very gentle in nature and have strong ties

Golden Lion Tamarin

One of the most endangered of all primates and all mammals is the Golden Lion Tamarin. This tiny animal weighs only about a pound and is just about a foot long. They have extremely beautiful manes which are made up of very lengthy hairs from the head, much like a lions. Gold or orange colored,

Red Wolf

The Red Wolf is part of the animal kingdom of the southern and central United States. It formerly ranged from the coast of Texas to Florida and as far north as Missouri and some say even Nebraska. There are three subspecies which were recognized as red wolves, one of which (the Florida Red Wolf) was

Giant Dragonfly

Enormous dragonflies used to live in swamps millions of years ago in the Jurassic period. Their fossils have been found in many places in Europe that tell us of their vast size. Dinosaurs were born to the earth and died out from it, plants and birds and vast continents were born, and still the giant

Hyacinth Macaws

Hyacinth Macaws are one of over sixteen species of macaw. All macaws are members of the parrot family and the hyacinth macaw is one of the very largest of the parrots. They are a deep cobalt blue, and sport an extremely large oversized beak. The beak is curved and looks quite prominent on the macaws


Numerous species of rhino have become extinct over millions of years. One species known as Toxotherium, the smallest known rhino, existed long ago in the central plains of North America and had a jawbone only three inches long. There are five species of rhinos on earth today. All of these have had their numbers much