Vaquita

Vaquita

Facts The world’s rarest marine animal, the Vaquita, is on the verge of extinction. The fast collapse of the vaquita in Mexico, with only approximately 10 individuals living, exemplifies the condition of cetaceans as a whole—whales, dolphins, and porpoises. This tiny porpoise wasn’t spotted until 1958, and now, more than Read more…

Sunda Tiger Trio

Sunda Tiger

Facts This subspecies was once prevalent in numerous regions of Indonesia’s Sunda islands. Now that tigers in Java and Bali are extinct, the only remaining Sunda tigers can be found in Sumatra. STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Less than 400 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera tigris sondaica WEIGHT: 165–308 pounds HABITATS: Tropical broadleaf evergreen forests, freshwater swamp forests Read more…

Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran Rhino

Facts Sumatran rhinoceroses are the smallest extant rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhinoceroses with two horns. They have lengthy hair and are more closely linked to the extinct woolly rhinos than any other rhino species now living. Calves are born with a dense coat that turns reddish-brown as they grow Read more…

Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran orangutans, whose name comes from the Malay language for “person of the jungle,” are critically endangered. STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: 14,613 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pongo abelii WEIGHT: 66 – 198 pounds LENGTH: 4 -5 feet HABITATS: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests The Sumatran Orangutan is almost entirely arboreal, living in tropical rainforests amid the trees. Read more…

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Sumatran Elephant

Facts Sumatran elephants eat a wide variety of plants and scatter seeds across the jungle, helping to a healthy environment. They also share their lush forest environment with several other endangered species, including the Sumatran rhino, tiger, and orangutan, as well as countless other species that benefit from a healthy Read more…

Saola

Saola

Facts In the two decades after its discovery, the fascinating saola, sometimes known as the Asian unicorn, has remained a mystery. In captivity, there are none, and this rarely seen species is already critically endangered. Only four times has saola been categorically documented in the wild by scientists. STATUS: Critically Endangered Read more…

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Javan Rhino

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Around 60 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhinoceros sondaicus HEIGHT: 4.6–5.8 feet WEIGHT: 1,984 – 5,071 pounds LENGTH: 10–10.5 feet HABITATS: Tropical forests Only roughly 60 Javan rhinos live in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia, making them the most endangered of the five rhino species. Rhinos from Java once roamed northeast India and Read more…

Hawksbill Turtle

Facts STATUSCritically Endangered SCIENTIFIC NAMEEretmochelys imbricata WEIGHT90-150 pounds LENGTH30-35 inches HABITATSOceans Hawksbills are named after its sharp, narrow beak. On their shells, they have a characteristic pattern of overlapping scales that produce a serrated edge. These colorful and patterned shells are highly valued and are usually sold in marketplaces as Read more…

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