Bornean Orangutan.

Bornean Orangutan

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: About 104,700 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pongo pygmaeus HEIGHT: 3.3 – 4.6 feet WEIGHT: 66–220 pounds HABITATS: Lowland rainforests and tropical, swamp and mountain forests Over the last 60 years, Bornean orangutan numbers have fallen by more than 50%, and the species’ habitat has been reduced by at Read more…

Black Rhino1

Black Rhino

STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Around 5,500 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Diceros bicornis HEIGHT: 5.2 feet WEIGHT: 1,760 -3,080 pounds HABITATS: Semi-Desert Savannah, Woodlands, Forests, Wetlands The lesser of the two African rhino species is the black rhino. The hooked upper lip of white rhinos distinguishes them from black rhinos. This sets them Read more…

Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

Facts Leopards are commonly associated with African savannas, but in the Russian Far East, an unique subspecies has adapted to living in the temperate woods that make up the species’ northernmost territory. The Amur leopard, like other leopards, can reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This amazing Read more…

African forest elephant

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered HEIGHT: 8-10 feet WEIGHT: 2-5 tons HABITATS: Dense tropical forests The African forest elephant is a distant cousin of the African savanna elephant. They live in West and Central Africa’s lush rainforests. Traditional counting methods, such as eye identification, are impossible due to their affinity for Read more…

Orangutan

Orangutan

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: About 104,700 (Bornean), 13,846 (Sumatran), 800 (Tapanuli) SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pongo abelii, Pongo pygmaeus WEIGHT: Up to 200 pounds Orangutans are the largest arboreal animal, spending the majority of their time in trees and are known for their striking red coats. They can navigate between the Read more…

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