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Animal Tracks: April 11 - 18

A Eastern Bongo calf romps around at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. by William West / AFP - Getty Images ”

Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus), the largest of the African forest antelope species

The bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate. It is among the largest of the African forest antelope species.

Saiga Antelope critically endangered, because of the use of its horns in Chinese "medicine".

The saiga antelope is a critically endangered antelope that originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone. The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis.

gewzer38: “ rhamphotheca: “ earth-song: GERENUKS (Litocranius walleri) - photo: Michael Sheridan ” YES thanks for existing :* ”

gewzer38: rhamphotheca: earth-song: GERENUKS... - logangaiarpg

Gerenuks are the cutest! The word gerenuk (pronounced with a hard g) comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked.” Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope

Ribbon seals’ unique coloring patterns– always featuring four large, white markings

Beautiful - Ribbon seals’ unique coloring patterns– always featuring four large, white markings–are not fully developed until the seals reach four yrs.

Bongo and calf, Taronga Zoo

The bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate; it is among the largest of the African forest antelope species.

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan Tapir calf! The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born on April 29. Fortunately, his delivery was much easier than that of his older brother, who was saved by mouth-to-snout rescue breathing by keepers back in 2012.   See and read more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2014/05/denver-zoo-tapir.html

Pictures of the day: 9 May 2014

Denver Zoo's Second Malayan Tapir Birth Goes Smoothly - ZooBorns

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The critically endangered Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama) is native to the Sahara desert. Animals that start with D- Dama * Animals that start with G- Gazelle * African Antelope

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landscapeandanimals: fallow love - By: (Mark Bridger) What kind of deer are these? Palmated antlers like our moose.

Okapi mom and calf. Related to the giraffe, this endangered species comes from the Congo.

The Okapi, Okapia johnstoniThe Okapi is a giraffid native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the Okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras,.

Bongo antelope

The bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus, is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate; it is among the largest of the African forest antelope species.

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Kimba the Eastern Bongo with her newborn female calf at the Dublin Zoo in Ireland. The Eastern Bongo is a highly endangered species - only between 75 and 140 exist in the wild.

Tree-kangaroos are macropods adapted for life in trees. They inhabit the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and far northeastern Queensland, and some of the islands in the region. Most tree-kangaroos are considered threatened due to hunting and habitat destruction.

Photo credits: Ray Meibaum/Saint Louis Zoo A little Zoo present has popped up just in time to give a pounce of holiday cheer! “Nokopo” (pronounced NOH-koh-poh), a female Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo joey, has begun poking her head out from within.

This handsome creature is called the Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygarus), one of the rarest antelopes in Southern Africa by Ecoprint via featuredcreature.com

This handsome creature is called the Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygarus), one of the rarest antelopes in Southern Africa. Image by Ecoprint

"Incredibly intelligent animals, young polar bears learn quickly through their inquisitive nature. This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest,” photographer Florian Schulz.