Cute endangered animals
Cute but endangered
When a turtle goes punk... (and men are still idiots)
Mary River Turtle Elusor macrurus is an endangered species, and, as you may guess from its name, it inhabits just the Mary River. The problem is that the Queensland Government announced on April 27, 2006 its intention to dam the Mary River, a project that could have dreadful consequencies on the survival of three endangered species, Mary River Turtle, the Queensland_Lungfish and the Mary River Cod, which have in that area their only remaining habitat.
Moth larvae's bony face makes it look fierce (but it's just skullduggery to deter predators)
Moth larvae's bony face makes it look fierce (but it's just skullduggery to deter predators) Rare animal has teeth-like markings on its head uncannily like a human skull. Believed to exist in only five locations in the southern hemisphere
In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates
Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming extinct, according to a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Habitat destruction and hunting for food and the illegal wildlife trade are the main threats to the world's 634 primate species – 303 of which are now classed as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. Here are some of the species under threat.
Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART on DeviantArt
The Victorian Crowned Pigeon is an unusual bird; it's elegant, brightly colored, and the largest surviving pigeon on earth. It's actually endangered, seriously threatened by logging and illegal capture in its native land of New Guinea. Painting by Cara Bevan.
Best Rare-Bird Pictures of 2010 Named
Kakapo Photograph courtesy Shane McInnes via The World's Rarest Birds One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. The above picture of the large, flightless bird approaching the camera snagged first place in the "critically endangered or extinct in the wild" category. Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.
Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins found
Photo: EPA Irrawaddy Dolphin (aka Mekong or Mahakam River Dolphins) are reported to work with fishermen by herding fish into their nets. In Burma, Irrawaddy dolphins were observed responding to fishermen who tapped on the sides of their boats signaling the dolphins to begin herding fish into the nets. In return, the fisherman share their catch with the dolphins.