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Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus). The species is highly endangered and globally threatened. The Western Tragopan is considered the rarest of all living pheasants with less than 5000 in the world. It is found in the western portions of Himalayas.

The species is highly endangered and globally threatened. The Western Tragopan is considered the rarest of all living pheasants with less than 5000 in the world. It is found in the western portions of Himalayas.

Satyr Tragopan: The Satyr Tragopan is a rare resident pheasant which occurs at high elevations in the Himalaya. Male Satyr's are 68cm and are a bright crimson red with white spots. Females are smaller and less conspicuous. Tragopans are often called “horned pheasants” because they display horn-like projections during courtship. 4 out of the 5 known species occur in India. The Satyr is faced with habitat destruction and hunting pressure and is now considered to be near-threatened.

Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) The species is highly endangered and globally threatened. The Western Tragopan is considered the rarest of all living pheasants with less than 5000 in the world. It is found in the western portions of Himalayas.

The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), sometimes called the lute turtle, is the largest of all living sea turtles and the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Leatherbacks have been viewed as unique among reptiles for their ability to maintain high body temperatures using metabolically generated heat, or…

A large leatherback sea turtle with a school of fish off the coast of Brazil by Projeto Tamar Brazil/Marine Photobank.