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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

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

Infographic: Understanding the rhino wars

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

Bees doing there thing - I love when I see bees in the garden - they are almost like endangered species these days - with hives disappearing.

Bees doing there thing - I love when I see bees in the garden - they are almost like endangered species these days - with hives disappearing.

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.

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.

Endangered Species of Butterflies - Giant Owl Butterfly, named after huge eyespots which resemble owl' eyes

Endangered Species of Butterflies - Giant Owl Butterfly, named after huge eyespots which resemble owl' eyes

Chacoan Peccaries are an endangered species of New World pig - found in the dry shrub habitats of Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina.

Chacoan Peccaries are an endangered species of New World pig - found in the dry shrub habitats of Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina.

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Protect the Puffin Infographic Raises Awareness for a Threatened Species

puffin, infographic, protect the puffin, national audubon society, endangered species, climate change, endangered birds

Diane Fossey gave her life to help those animals from extinction.

Diane Fossey gave her life to help those animals from extinction.

meester-de-common-dormouse-belgium.jpg (337×450) The common, or hazel dormouse is now an endangered species.

Common Dormouse, Belgium

meester-de-common-dormouse-belgium.jpg (337×450) The common, or hazel dormouse is now an endangered species.

Hawaiian Monk Seal — A critically endangered species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Monk Seal — A critically endangered species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands

Endangered species:  california condor

11 Animals We May Allow To Go Extinct Because They're Not Cute And Fuzzy