The Utila spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) is a critically endangered species, endemic to 8 sq km of mangroves and threatened by overhunting and habitat loss for the creation of roads and tourist resorts. A captive breeding program in implemented to… Continue Reading
Babirusas are amazing forest pigs from central Indonesia. This species is found on Sulawesi and is threatened by deforestation and overhunting despite its protected status. It bears two impressive sets of canines, one of them piercing its jaws and curving… Continue Reading
The Emperor tamarin is a diminutive primate species from Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil, locally threatened by deforestation. This species is recognized by its amazing moustaches, reminiscent of those from German emperor Wilhelm II.
Portrait of a white-shouldered ibis (Pseudibis davisoni), one of the most threatened ibis species in the world, classified as Critically Endangered. The species occurs in Cambodia and Borneo where it is threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting.
Arctic ringed seals (Pusa hispida hispida) are cold-water specialists that are not yet endangered but will soon become threatened because of the effects of climate change on ocean water temperature, impacting prey availability amongst other factors.
The Fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) is a jewel from the Pacific Ocean’s coral reefs. It occurs around islands of the western Pacific Ocean and is easily recognisable with its black back and two white spots on each flanks. It is… Continue Reading
Action shot of a Bronze mantella (Mantella betsileo) trying her best to escape from my camera’s view. Mantella frogs are endemic to Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss, capture for the trade and rapid spreading of chytridomycosis disease.
A young Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) enjoying a cool day at the amazing Burgers Zoo savanna exhibit (One of the best I have seen worldwide). Most of Africa’s big mammals are threatened by loss of habitat and hunting. Grant’s… Continue Reading
Blue-faced lizard, anyone ? Not so many species display such amazing colors… the Peters’ keeled cordylid (Tracheloptychus petersi) is endemic to South-West Madagascar and threatened by habitat loss.
A strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) in a bromeliad. This species displays an amazing diversity of bright colors. It isn’t threatened in the wild and bred in big numbers in captivity. Amphibians remain one of the most endangered animal groups… Continue Reading
Close-up of a Sulawesi hornbill from central Indonesia. This species is threatened by deforestation and particularly the cutting of tall old trees that are used for nesting. This hornbill is easily recognised by its bright yellow face.
A dominant male Markhor followed by a young one ! This stunning wild goat species is threatened by overhunting and competition with livestock for food. It can be found in protected areas within the mountain ranges of Central Asia.
Portrait of a male Painted bunting (Passerina ciris), one of North America’s most colourful birds ! The species is still numerous but threatened globally by habitat loss.
“When burrowing owls feel threatened (like the ones pictured here from Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Utah), they hiss to defend themselves,” says United States Department of the Interior. Photo credit: Katie McVey, United States Fish and Wildlife Service,United… Continue Reading