Hawksbill Sea Turtle

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | Hawksbill Sea Turtle Hawksbills are named for their narrow, pointed beak. They also have a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their shells that form a serrated-look on the edges. These colored and patterned shells make them highly-valuable and commonly sold as “tortoiseshell” in markets. Hawksbills are found mainly throughout the world’s

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | eastern lowland gorilla The eastern lowland gorilla—also known as Grauer’s gorilla—is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies. It is distinguished from other gorillas by its stocky body, large hands and short muzzle. Despite its size, eastern lowland gorillas subsist mainly on fruit and other herbaceous materials, just like other gorilla

Cross River Gorilla

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | cross river gorilla Scientists have been unable to thoroughly study the distribution and abundance of the Cross river Gorilla until the last decade or so.  Because the gorillas are way of humans and inhabit rugged territory, scientists have been unable to count many of these gorillas directly.  Instead, researchers have used

Bornean Orangutan

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | bornean orangutan Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species’ habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years. The Bornean orangutan differs in appearance from the Sumatran orangutan, with a broader face and shorter beard and also

Black Rhino

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | black rhino Black rhinos are the smaller of the two African rhino species. The most notable difference between white and black rhinos are their hooked upper lip. This distinguishes them from the white rhino, which has a square lip. Black rhinos are browsers rather than grazers, and their pointed lip helps

Amur Leopard

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | amur leopard People usually think of leopards in the savannas of Africa but in the Russian Far East, a rare subspecies has adapted to life in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of