Siberian Tiger

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Amur tiger, it is confined completely to the Amur region in the Far East, where it is now protected. It is considered to be the largest of the six tiger subspecies and the largest member of the […]

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Sea Turtle

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Sea turtles (Superfamily Chelonioidea) are turtles found in all the world’s oceans except the Arctic Ocean. There are seven living species of sea turtles: flatback, green, hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, leatherback, loggerhead and olive ridley. The East Pacific subpopulation of the green turtle was previously classified as a separate species, the black turtle, but DNA evidence […]

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Black-footed Ferret

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Black-footed Ferret is an endangered mammal in North America, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They became extirpated in the wild in Canada in 1937, and were classified as endangered in the U.S. in 1967. The last known wild population was taken into captivity in the mid-1980s, a few years […]

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Baiji River Dolphin

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Baiji is a freshwater dolphin found only in the Yangtze River in China. Nicknamed “Goddess of the Yangtze” in China, the dolphin was also called Chinese River Dolphin, Yangtze River Dolphin, Whitefin Dolphin and Yangtze Dolphin. It is not to be confused with the Chinese White Dolphin. The 2007 IUCN Red List classifies the […]

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