Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish - Astacopsis gouldi - This member of the family Parastascidae is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate. In the past, individuals of over 11 lbs (4.98 kg) and over 31" (78.74 cm) have been known, but individuals over 4.4 lbs (2 kg) are rare. Due to habitat loss and over fishing, it has unfortunately become an endangered species
MNN.COM›Earth Matters› Animals Infographic: Understanding the rhino wars When rhinos rebounded from the brink of extinction last century, it was a historic, hard-fought victory for conservationists around the world. But now, within just five years, the global rhino wars have suddenly returned -- along with a few 21st-century twists
This is an extremely rare, highly endangered small wild cat which is only found on the island of Borneo. It wasn't until 1998 that live Bornean Bay Cats were actually photographed, so very little is known about them.