CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES | Asian Elephant Elephants are an important cultural icon in Asia. According to Hindu mythology, the gods (deva) and the demons (asura) churned the oceans in a search for the elixir of life so that they would become immortal. As they did so, nine jewels surfaced, one of which was the elephant.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Equine Rescue Plans Nearing Completion Liberty Park Charities, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation and will be doing business as Crabby Lion Equine Sanctuary & Rescue (“CLESR”). CLESR’s purpose is two-fold. First we are devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, abandoned, neglected, and slaughter-bound horses. Second, we will provide horse therapy services.
Charity Status Awarded Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3), Liberty Park was awarded charitable status as of 9/15/2018 and is currently accepting donations to further the mission of the park which includes wildlife and environmental conservation. Please consider Liberty Park Charity this year when making your tax deductible donations. Click here to donate. Your
Site Selection Process Liberty Park AZ has officially started the process of searching for a build site in Central Arizona. Currently under review are 5 sites in 3 different counties. Feasibility studies will be completed and the final selection will be made by the Board of Directors. Cast your vote below for the location you