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Photo Ark: Featured Creatures

Learn more about select animals in the Photo Ark then spread the word #SaveTogether

Picture of African leopard at the Houston Zoo (1559051)

African Leopard  

The beautiful fur of the African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is a source of protection−and vulnerability.

African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog  

Habitat loss is a leading threat to animal species. The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is particularly susceptible to this problem.

American Flamingo

American Flamingo  

Learn more about the flamingo’s unique adaptations and why its wetland habitats are under threat.

Amphibians at Risk

Amphibians at Risk  

A deadly fungus is spreading through amphibian communities around the world.

Amur Hedgehog

Amur Hedgehog  

Amur hedgehogs (Erinaceus amurensis) are found in some parts of eastern Asia. They have sharp, strong quills that they use for defense.

Anastasia Island Beach Mouse

Anastasia Island Beach Mouse  

Peromyscus polionotus phasma is a native of Florida, where it burrows in sand dunes along the barrier island ecosystems of the Atlantic coast, competing with humans eager for development.

Antillean Manatee

Antillean Manatee  

Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) are closely related to the manatees found along the coast of Florida. Populations of these marine mammals are considered endangered.

Arizona Myotis

Arizona Myotis  

Unknowns abound for a common bat in the southwestern United States.

Atlantic Stingray

Atlantic Stingray  

Small but abundant, the Atlantic stingray (Hypanus sabinus) thrives in a wide range of habitats, including freshwater.

Baird’s Tapir

Baird’s Tapir  

The Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is the national animal of Belize, but habitat loss threatens the future of the species.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle  

Conservation efforts saved the majestic bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from extinction.

Island Oddballs

Island Oddballs  

Animals adapted to island life struggle to survive.

Southern Three-Banded Armadillo

Southern Three-Banded Armadillo  

It’s armored and can roll into a ball, but can it stand up to habitat destruction?

Texas Indigo Snake

Texas Indigo Snake  

Learn more about the Texas indigo, one of North America’s largest snakes.

Photo Ark: Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Photo Ark: Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater  

Photo Ark: Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Texas Indigo Snake

Texas Indigo Snake  

Learn more about the Texas indigo, one of North America’s largest snakes.

Texas Indigo Snake

Texas Indigo Snake  

Learn more about the Texas indigo, one of North America’s largest snakes.

Photo Ark: Bloodworm

Photo Ark: Bloodworm  

Photo Ark: Bloodworm

Texas Indigo Snake

Texas Indigo Snake  

Learn more about the Texas indigo, one of North America’s largest snakes.