Tag Archives: endangered

The Living Fossil: Tapirs

I’ve been wanting to do a post for this animal for a long time.  We have the Malayan Tapir at the Bronx Zoo and they’re relaxing to watch.  It’s such a fascinating creature because it looks so unique.  So, what … Continue reading

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Big Cat of the City: The Leopard

This was a tough one because there are 8 subspecies.  All of them look the same, so getting the pictures was a pain.  I gave up and decided to simply go for a general thing.  There isn’t much difference between … Continue reading

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The Largest Animal on Earth: The Blue Whale

I was trying to decide on the first animal post of 2023.  Took a while before I realized that I should start with the gentle giant: Blue Whale. These whales can grow from 80 to 100 feet with the record … Continue reading

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The Bison: Again, These Are Not Buffalo

Last weekend, I made a post about true buffalo.  Those species are found in Asia and Africa.  Today, I’m going to talk about bison, which also get called buffalo.  Both groups are bovines, but there are differences. Bison have humps, … Continue reading

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National World Wildlife Conservation Day

I went to see if today was a special day for an animal to give me an idea of which one I should post from my list.  I’d already done cheetah, but I saw National World Wildlife Conservation Day at … Continue reading

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The Umbrellabirds! (Sounds like a Decent Rock Band)

Been looking for some birds to do, but so many species have tons of subspecies.  So, they seemed to massive to tackle.  Then, I found these guys who were named by Sir Alfred Wallace in the 1800’s. Umbrellabirds get their … Continue reading

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The Wombat: No It Doesn’t Have Wings

I vaguely remember learning about the wombat when I was about 5 or 6.  My parents taped a lot of nature shows for me to rewatch and one of them was on Australia.  That was a favorite, so I watched … Continue reading

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The Only Panthera of the Americas: The Jaguar

I was going to say ‘big cat’ instead of ‘Panthera’ (the genus), but I thought some people would argue that there are pumas and mountain lions in the Americas.  I never really understood why those aren’t considered big cats, but … Continue reading

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The Smallest Ratite: The Kiwi

As promised, here is the 5th ratite, which is a family of flightless birds.  Unlike the emu, ostrich, rhea, and cassowary, the kiwi is small.  Some are no bigger than a domestic chicken.  They are also endangered, so there are … Continue reading

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The Dhole: Endangered Asiatic Wild Dog

My son and I first learned about the Dhole (pronounced like Dole) from an episode of the Wild Kratts.  These are wild dogs are found in various areas of Asia.  They have many names too.  Whistling dog, red dog, mountain … Continue reading

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