In Danger

Weekly series dedicated to highlighting endangered and critically endangered animals, plants and waters and the efforts that are being taken to save them from extinction.

 

Endangered Categories

I planned to write about another animal today but I realized I never made an initial post outlining the IUCN categories that animals are placed ...
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Bactrian Camel

Today's endangered species is brought to you by the family Camelidae. Fun fact. Camels were once native to North America before the age of humans ...
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Cuban Crocodile

Today's endangered species comes from the Reptilia class (no relation to the song by The Strokes). It's in the genus, Crocodylus which includes alligators and caiman. The Cuban ...
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Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

Today's endangered species is brought to you by a video I stumbled upon browsing my Twitter feed last night. There are two main types of ...
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Monkey Puzzle Tree

Today's endangered species comes from Chile. It's called the Monkey Puzzle Tree. It's also known as the Pehuén, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine and Pino ...
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California Condor

Today's endangered species is one of the largest birds in the world; the California condor or Gymnogyps californianus. Gymnos is Greek for naked, because their heads are ...
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Humans of…

Endangered Thursdays is normally dedicated to animals listed on the IUCN list all over the world to bring awareness to their plight. Today I'm switching ...
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Przewalski’s Horse

Today's endangered animal looks hard to pronounce but it's actually pretty simple. Przewalski is pronounced "shuh-VAL-skee". Also known as the P-horse for short, or the ...
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Amur Leopard

Not to be confused with the cheetah, today's endangered tale is brought to you by the Amur Leopard. The name Amur comes form the Amur ...
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Saola

Today's endangered animal is quite the unicorn. Brace yourselves. Saola (pronounced sow-la) are in the genus bovid family. Other bovids include bison, buffalo, antelopes and ...
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Great White Shark

Today's endangered animal is not exactly endangered quite yet but deserves awareness. Now, I know most humans are instinctively afraid of these huge creatures but ...
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Asian Elephant

Today's endangered post is focusing on the Asian elephant. It is grouped as top 10 most endangered animals in the world. Their population ranges between ...
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Red Wolf

In the spirit of Game of Thrones returning, today's endangered animal is the red wolf. The most well known wolf species is lupus or the gray ...
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

I'm going to mix it up again this week and talk about something that's pretty gruesome. Have you ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage ...
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Dragon Tree

I decided to mix it up this week and talk about a plant that's endangered. (Also in the spirit of Game of Thrones back in ...
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Pangolin

The most trafficked animal on Earth. The MOST TRAFFICKED animal on this planet. How did we ever let an animal gain such a title?? Today's ...
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Blue Whale

The largest living mammal on this planet is endangered. The blue whale, rarely seen, roams from the oceans of the north pole to the oceans ...
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Black Footed Ferret

These faces! How can something so cute be endangered?? And yet, sadly, they are. Meet the black-footed ferret; one of the most endangered animals in ...
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Orangutan

Meet the Orangutan. It's listed as critically endangered due to, you guessed it, humans. There are two species of Orangutan; The Bornean and Sumatran. The ...
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Cheetah

Today's endangered animal is actually listed as vulnerable but conservationists are pleading that the cheetah be put on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of ...
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Sea Turtle

Today's animal in our weekly In Danger segment is the sea turtle. This animal is near and dear to my heart as it is my ...
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Tasmanian Devil

Growing up watching Looney Tunes did not do the Tasmanian Devil the justice it deserves. Being the size of a small dog, they're actually sort of cute ...
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‘Alala aka The Hawaiian Crow

Crows of any sort aren't typically my thing, but because my co-author spent quite a bit of time in Hawaii, this post is pretty near ...
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Vaquita

It's super rare for me to sit and scroll through the channel guide on my TV, but when it happens, I often find myself watching ...
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Northern White Rhino

This is Sudan. Currently he is the last, surviving great northern rhino in the world. As far back as 1919, there were two to three ...
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