Giraffes? Horses? Squirrels? 20 animals you didn’t know are going extinct

From crayfish to parakeets, these species are at risk of disappearing from the planet.

Can you guess how many animals are on the US Endangered Species List?

Most people think there are around 100 – most people are way off.

‘Butt-breathing’ punk-haired turtle is now officially endangered (Video)

This rebellious, edgy-looking turtle is now unfortunately facing extinction, and conservationists are fighting to save it.

The last northern white rhino male in the world has died

WIth the death of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, the species is one step closer to complete extinction.

Elephants learning to secretly migrate at night and chat about safety

We may be killing them at an abysmal rate, but these smart and social creatures seem to have a plan. The elephant situation is just...

In praise of penguins: We've got babies!

What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins? January 20 is National...

Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments. In 2010, a scientist working for Fauna...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

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