The beautiful fur of the African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is a source of protection−and vulnerability.
Habitat loss is a leading threat to animal species. The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is particularly susceptible to this problem.
Learn more about the flamingo’s unique adaptations and why its wetland habitats are under threat.
A deadly fungus is spreading through amphibian communities around the world.
Amur hedgehogs (Erinaceus amurensis) are found in some parts of eastern Asia. They have sharp, strong quills that they use for defense.
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 manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) are closely related to the manatees found along the coast of Florida. Populations of these marine mammals are considered endangered.
Unknowns abound for a common bat in the southwestern United States.
Small but abundant, the Atlantic stingray (Hypanus sabinus) thrives in a wide range of habitats, including freshwater.
The Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is the national animal of Belize, but habitat loss threatens the future of the species.
Conservation efforts saved the majestic bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from extinction.
Animals adapted to island life struggle to survive.
It’s armored and can roll into a ball, but can it stand up to habitat destruction?
Learn more about the Texas indigo, one of North America’s largest snakes.
Photo Ark: Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater
Photo Ark: Bloodworm