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Animals You Didn’t Know Are Endangered

On the subject of the Endangered Species List, a few animals stand out as superstars: polar bears, giant pandas, rhinos, snow leopards… However , the list is so big that there are many species you may never have suspected are endangered. Here are some of them. Zebras                                                                                                         image credits An symbol of the African

How Traditional Medicine Affects Animal Species

From the stores in Vietnam to the pharmacies of China, the communities of the Congo to the forests of Bolivia, traditional medicine fuels a need animal parts, endangering the survival of an astonishing number of  animal species.                                                                                    Image credit: Wikimedia Commons In Asia, bile taken out from the moon bear is used to deal

Crepiest Freshwater Animals in the World

You may think sea water creatures are bizarre looking, but take a look at these freshwater animals and you might be surprised. Piranha                                                                                       image credits Well known for their razor-sharp teeth and huge appetites, piranhas occupy many of the main river basins in South America. These omnivorous fish are well-known for their taste for

Whale Meat from Greenland is More Consumed by Tourists Than Residents

The global ban on whaling enables exemptions for scientific research (which Japan states, though few save the Japanese government believe this) as well as subsistence hunting in locations where whaling is a common cultural activity. Greenland is one of such latter places. Still an analysis by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society finds that much

Endangered Species of the Week – Bactrian camels

Species Camelus bactrianus Bactrian camels can be currently found in the remote areas of the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts in Mongolia. It is one of the two species of camels that is surviving and has 3 humps on its back, rather than the single hump of their Arabian relatives. It is these humps that give the animal to survive the harsh conditions of the desert. These are the

Endangered Species of the Week – Sumatran rhinoceroses

Species Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Sumatra rhinoceroses is the only existing species of the genus Dicerorhinus. Although it is still a large mammal, but is the smallest rhinoceros. Habitat Sumatran rhino lives in thick tropical forests of although is still a large mammal and Borneo. It is also found in swamps, rainforests and cloud forests in Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, species. In ancient