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"A zookeeper brushes the back of a baird's tapir, an endangered species, inside her enclosure at the Preservation and Research Center in Yokohama, south of Tokyo October 25, 2010. The facility, which is located at the breeding zone of Yokohama Zoological Gardens, is closed to the public to allow selected endangered species to breed in the most suitable environments and to study the endangered animals, according to the center." REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Baby bongo and mother. A highly endangered species, there are now more bongos in captivity than in the wild. Bongos are characterised by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiralled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only tragelaphid in which both sexes have horns.

Baby Takin by zooborns. Photo by Rita Petita: Closely related to sheep, Takins are native to China and the eastern Himalayas.

Somali Wild Ass... Endangered. Foal born

Animal photos of the week: 27 September 2013

An 11 month old baby pangolin in Namibia. Little is known about the shy, very endangered species.

Golden Takin, an endangered goat-antelope native to the Peoples Republic of China & Bhutan. Takins are adapted to staying warm and dry during winters in the Himalayan Mountain regions they inhabit.

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Photos: "Smiling" Tarsier Among New Most Endangered Species

"Smiling" Tarsier Among New Most Endangered Species NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

The Royal Antelope is the world's smallest species of antelope, standing only 10-12 inches high as adults, and this little fawn is only about half of that height.

Endangered Species: Bridled Nail-tailed Wallaby of Australia was thought to be extinct until 1973 when a small population was found. Conservation efforts were put into place, but the species is still endangered. There are only about 500 in the world.

Emei Moustache Toad (Vibrissaphora boringii) by Minghai Dong: During mating season, each male of this endangered species from China grows 10- 16 spines on its upper lip which are used for fighting other males, headbutting each other in the belly to drive the spines into the others flesh. (Image: ChinaFotoPress/Getty) via newscientist. Check out the video! #Toad

Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, it is Endangered, due to habitat loss, deforestation, and habitat fragmentation.

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20 of the World's Weirdest Endangered Animal Species

The Echidna is one of two egg-laying mammals in the world (the other is the famous duck-billed platypus). Though it looks a big hedgehog-like, this spiky creature is shy and non-confrontational. The echidna has a long, moist snout and an even longer tongue which it uses to feast on termites. It has no teeth, so it has to “chew” termites by crushing them between its tongue and mouth cavity. There are actually 4 species of echidna, and along with the platypus, they are the only monotremes.


Saiga Antelope - Asian Big-Snout Steppe Wanderer

Saiga Antelope - mother and foal

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Leatherback Sea Turtles, Leatherback Sea Turtle Pictures, Leatherback Sea Turtle Facts

Leatherback Sea Turtles are just one of several turtles that are becoming CRITICALLY endangered

Baby Coati / Coatis belong to the larger Raccoon family, which includes 17 species, all native to the Americas. This species is native to Arizona, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador.