IUCN Status: Endangered

Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant

White Oak Conservation Welcomes the Largest Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere White Oak Conservation is thrilled to share some big news with you! White Oak will soon be the new home for the Asian elephants retired from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus. White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre…

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

Whooping cranes are the rarest of all the cranes. According to the International Crane Foundation (ICF), based in Wisconsin,  there are currently just over 840 birds in North America (in the wild and human care). The good news is that those numbers are up from only 21 birds in 1944. The primary reason for their…

Slender-horned Gazelle slender-horned gazelle from front

Slender-horned Gazelle

Slender-horned gazelles have a small compact build, with the adults weighing 44–66 lbs.   Both males and females have relatively long horns, which are characteristically tall and upright. Gestation in females is around 5.5 months, and twins are not uncommon. Slender-horned gazelle herds normally consist of 2-5 individuals, but larger herds of 15-25 have been…

Nile Lechwe

Nile Lechwe

Lechwe are members of the waterbuck family of antelope, so named because they are always found living near water.  One of the most aquatic antelope species, lechwe have adapted to living in swampy areas, particularly in grassy river bottoms and meadows where they feed on vegetation, often wading in water to feed on submerged plants.   They have…

Grevy’s Zebra

Grevy’s Zebra

The zebra is an icon of the plains of Africa.  The Grevy’s zebra is the largest and perhaps least well known of the three zebra species.  They can be identified by their size (up to 430 kg), long ears, and narrow “pinstripes”.  Living in small herds in the semi-arid environments of northern Kenya and Ethiopia…

Wattled Curassow

Wattled Curassow

Learn More: visit Birdlife International The Wattled curassow’s range consists of Upper Amazonia from southeastern Columbia south along the eastern foothills of the Andes through Ecuador and Peru to northeastern Bolivia. They inhabit somewhat dry areas in the tropical Amazonian forest, staying away from swampy places. Curassows, in general, are about the size of a wild turkey,…

Northern Helmeted Currasow

Northern Helmeted Currasow

Their diet consists of primarily fruit and greens in the wild. Their captive diet consists of various chopped fruits, greens, seeds and grains. Northern helmeted curassows are a very striking bird in appearance; they have a distinctive large, fig-shaped, pale slate-blue casque on their head. Their feathers are primarily a sooty blue-black color with white…

Okapi Okapi

Okapi

The okapi is perhaps the most unique large mammal in the world.  First described by western scientists in 1902, the okapi is a forest giraffe species that lives in the rainforests found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.  Feeding on a large variety of plants, the okapi are specialized leaf-eaters…

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

Saving the small species too The Florida grasshopper sparrow was first described in 1902. At the time, a relatively widespread population of the birds lived in south-central Florida. By 2017, only about 15 pairs remained in the wild, mainly because their native prairie grassland had been converted to cattle pastures, sod production and other agricultural…

Tiger

Tiger

The tiger is the only big cat with a striped coat. The stripe pattern works well as camouflage in the dense foliage of forests or tall grasslands that they frequent. They prefer to stalk and ambush their prey. Their size easily allows them to pull down their victims. Tigers are primarily crepuscular, hunting at dusk…

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