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Top 10 Endangered Species

Every year, new animals populate the endangered species list. In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16th, we recognize this year's list and hope for a future for each of them. While some animal…

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The 7 Rarest Wild Cats in the World (Slideshow)

Of the 41 species of cats living in the world today, there are seven species that stand out as being extraordinarily rare. Some of these wild cat species are naturally solitary and secretive, so t…

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10 Stunning Lemurs You’ve Never Heard Of (Slideshow)

If you conjure up a mental image of a lemur, what does it look like? The chances are good that your mental picture has a grey body, a white face with black eye-fur, and a long, black-and-white band…

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Lemurs Far More Endangered Than We Thought

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger In fact, Madagascar's iconic endemic primates are the most threatened mammal group in the world, with 91 percent of lemurs threatened with extinction. That's what a new…

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Saving the ‘Modern Day Unicorn’ from Extinction

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger One of the rarest and most elusive animals on the planet is the saola, a relative of the ox, though it looks closer to a deer or antelope with its dainty features an…

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Gentle Giant Manatee (video)

While we are all so caught up in the terrible things happening around the globe, take a moment to watch this peaceful video of the gentle manatee. Sadly, there aren't many of them left. Rel…

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