August 21st, 2009
By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now
It’s not all about lions and tigers and bears, you know.
They are the familiar furry faces threatened with extinction, so they get a lot of time in the spotlight.
But where are the little-known endangered creatures, the ones that don’t get a lot of press? How about those at-risk species that aren’t so striking or noble, the ones that are downright odd – or ugly?
Thus, we turned to ARKive, a global initiative that gathers film, photos and audio of all the world’s animals, plants and even fungi to create a digital library. With their help, we’ve gathered a photo gallery of 10 slightly strange species that may be living on borrowed time. It’s time for their their 15 minutes of fame: