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Nature in Danger: The addax, a tough desert animal clings to existence

July 11th, 2013

The desert-dwelling addax is an antelope found in North Africa and known for its astounding adaptations to living in an extremely harsh climate. Shockingly few are left in the wild, though conservation projects are underway around the world.

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Nature in Danger: Orangutans are gentle apes facing extreme threats

February 22nd, 2013

Bornean and Sumatran orangutans face a lethal cocktail of threats that could drive them to extinction: Habitat loss caused by forest-clearing paper and palm companies; potential kidnapping by poachers in the exotic pet trade; and isolation. But you can help.

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Nature in Danger: The Red Wolf

July 23rd, 2012

Red wolves, commonly mistaken as coyotes, have stunning copper and gray coats. They live in packs composed of one alpha male and one female, along with their litter. When their pups are age 2, the males begin the search for another female to start their own packs, and their parents continue having litters once a year.

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Nature in Danger: The Iberian Lynx

June 21st, 2012

Iberian Lynxes have jaguar-like spots. (Photo: World Wildlife Fund)

This rare, critically endangered felid is the world’s most threatened cat. Only about 100 are left, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which lists them as “critically endangered“. Their ideal habitat is open grassland for hunting, mixed with shrubs and maquis thicket. However, habitat loss has forced them into more mountainous areas. Roaming mainly throughout Spain and possibly Portugal, the Lynx pardinus is a fearless, solitary hunter that wildlife conservationists say must be protected.

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