Endangered Species

Learn about conservation efforts, the species we've lost, and the success stories of species that have been spared from extinction.
cotton-top tamarin baby and parent
Newborn Critically Endangered Tamarin Baby Has Some Serious Hair
Indian elephant in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Why Indian Elephants Are Endangered and What We Can Do
A couple of Galapagos sea lion pups.
Are Sea Lions Endangered? Conservation Status and Threats
Hector's dolphins off the coast of New Zealand
Why Hector's Dolphins Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Fiji Crested Iguana
13 Rare and Endangered Types of Lizards
A colorful humphead wrasse in Micronesia
Why the Humphead Wrasse Is Endangered and What We Can Do About It
endangered Ganges River dolphin underwater in the Karnaphuli river, Bangladesh
Why Ganges River Dolphins Are Endangered and What We Can Do
A blue-eyed baby lemur born in the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Critically Endangered Blue-Eyed Lemur Born at Florida Zoo
Sumatran rhino mom and calf
Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Born in Indonesia
Northern long-eared bat
Northern Long-Eared Bat Proposed as Endangered Species
Mauritius kestrel
Tiny Island Nation Saves Small Falcon From Extinction
Sumatran tiger portrait
Why Sumatran Tigers Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda
Why Chimpanzees Are Disappearing and What We Can Do
A young Galapagos penguin on a rocky coast
Why Is the Galapagos Penguin Endangered? Threats and How You Can Help
lost species drawing
8 New Creatures Join Most Wanted Lost Species List
Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)
Gray Wolves Are Endangered Again in Most US States
Wild Koala in Australia
Koalas on Australia's East Coast Are Officially Endangered
Pack of African wild dogs in Botswana
Why African Wild Dogs Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Bonobo female 'Tshilomba' head and shoulders portrait
Why Bonobos Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Are Bluefin Tuna Endangered? Conservation Status and Outlook
A federally endangered black-footed ferret in the wild
Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets Are Making a Comeback—But There’s Still a Long Way to Go
baby Sumatran orangutan born at San Diego Zoo
Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan Born at San Diego Zoo
A bumblebee flying near a flower with a solar panel in the backdrop
Solar Farms Can Save Dwindling Bumblebee Numbers, Study Finds
male Victoria's Riflebird displaying feathers
Birdsong Album Tops Australian Music Charts
game hunter lines up his sights
UK Ban on Trophy Hunt Imports Aims to Protect 7,000 Species
Why the Saola Is Endangered and What We Can Do
Male sumatran elephant in Bengkulu, Indonesia
Why Sumatran Elephants Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Fin whale, balaenoptera physalus, swimming in the Azores
Why Fin Whales Are Endangered and What We Can Do
Freshwater Dolphins In Yangtze River Are Threatened To Vanish
Why the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Is Endangered and What We Can Do
A Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) in the Malaysian forest
Why Bornean Elephants Are Endangered and What We Can Do
African savanna elephants
Massive Aerial Elephant Survey Is Critical for Conservation
Emily the chimp poses
Former Research Chimp Celebrates a Big Birthday
Fiji iguana
Teaming Up to Save the Fiji Iguana
ivory-billed woodpecker
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and 22 Other Species Likely Extinct
spider monkey baby at Chester Zoo
Rare Spider Monkey Born in UK Zoo
A hawksbill turtle swims over a coral reef in the Red Sea
Why Hawksbill Turtles Are Critically Endangered and What We Can Do
An adult Amur leopard on the prowl
Why Amur Leopards Are Endangered and What We Can Do
An adult black rhino in Kenya
Why There Is Still Hope for the World's Critically Endangered Black Rhinos
A Bornean orangutan female and her baby in Indonesia
Why Bornean Orangutans Are Endangered and What We Can Do
forest elephants mud hole
Watch Critically Endangered Forest Elephants Take Mud Baths
A pair of manatees swimming in Fanning Springs State Park, Florida.
Here's an Easy Way to Help Manatees
Sierra Nevada red fox
Sierra Nevada Red Fox To Be Protected as Endangered Species
baby giraffe and Luna mom
Endangered Reticulated Giraffe Born in Florida Zoo
Valerie Taylor with Chris Hemsworth in Australia
At 85, Valerie Taylor Is Still Fighting to Save Sharks
Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles
Why 5,000 Tadpoles Were Shipped From Nashville to Puerto Rico
Puma in Patagonia
How Tourism Is Helping Save Pumas in Patagonia
Baby mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda
Can We Save Africa's Great Apes?
baby red-bellied lemur
Red-Bellied Lemur Born at UK Zoo
A single red abalone surrounded by purple sea urchins
10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone
Munch the penguin after surgery
Penguin's Cataract Surgery Saves His Vision
Giant Coconut Crab on Niue Island
17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts
A northern white rhino in Kenya, Africa
15 Fascinating Northern White Rhino Facts
Brood X cicada perched on tree leaves
What Are Brood X Cicadas?
A group of stingrays in the ocean
15 Stunning Stingray Facts
Front view of a bull elephant in the grasslands of Amboseli National Park.
African Elephant Range Is Just 17% of What It Could Be
A lone quiver tree watches the sun sets on the Garub plains of the Southern Namib desert.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: History and Timeline
Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Hawaii
Overfishing Has Caused Shark, Ray Population to Plummet by 71%
Critically Endangered Orangutan Born at UK Zoo
A closeup of a Zanzibar red colobus
How Speed Bumps Are Saving Endangered Monkeys

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