IUCN Status: Near Threatened

Southern White Rhino

Southern White Rhino

A rhino is often the color of the mud he or she wallowed in that day, so the name “white rhinoceros” is a bit of a misnomer.  On a rare day when he or she is completely clean and dry, the white rhino is a light grey color.  The origin for the name is thought to…

Lesser Kudu

Lesser Kudu

The male lesser kudu has striking cork-screw curving horns and a grey coat accentuated with fine white camouflage stripes.  The females do not have horns and both sexes are shy, retiring to the shade and seclusion of the bush.  They are a member of the spiral-horned antelope family that also includes bongo and eland.  Lesser…

Gerenuk

Gerenuk

There are numerous small antelope found throughout Africa that are easily overlooked and often cryptic in their habits. The gerenuk, also called the giraffe gazelle or Waller’s gazelle, is an unforgettable antelope with the ability to rear up and stand on its hind legs to reach tender leaves and buds from trees and shrubs on…

Maned Wolf

Maned Wolf

Estimates of maned wolf populations are very imprecise. Brazil lists the species as threatened and Argentina considers its maned wolf population endangered. More accurate population surveys within all of the species’ range states are a high priority need for establishing a cogent plan for the conservation of what is believed to be a rapidly declining…

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