Threatened species: The Bison

This week instead of an already endangered species we decided to focus on a creature that is currently threatened, and on their way to endangered: the Great Plains Bison. Symbols of strength and determination, bison are Ice Age survivors. Clearing away snow and brush with their massive heads, they weigh up to 2,000 pounds and … Continue reading Threatened species: The Bison

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Endangered Pet of the Week: Yangtze Finless Porpoise

The Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, or finless porpoise, is one of seven porpoise species. Most of the population has been found around the Korean peninsula in the Yellow and East China Seas, although a freshwater population is found around Jiuduansha near Shanghai at the mouth of China's Yangtze River. Genetic studies indicate that the finless porpoise … Continue reading Endangered Pet of the Week: Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Endangered Species of the Week: Pangolins!

We'd like to introduce you all to our endangered species of the week, the Pangolin! Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, which is surprising because we only just learned about them in our recent research into endangered species.  Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Pangolins!