Crows, make up most of the species of bird belonging to the genus 'Corvus'. In many cultures and across history, they have been seen as symbols of intelligence and adaptability.Within the Corvus genus, there are 47 extant species currently recognised, and 36 of these are … [Read more...]
A vulnerable species is a species of animal which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature that is threatened with extinction unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival improve.
Vulnerability is mainly caused by habitat loss or destruction of the species' home.
Vulnerable habitat or species are monitored and can become increasingly threatened.
Some species listed as "vulnerable" may be common in captivity, an example being the Siamese Fighting Fish.
There are currently 5000+ animals classified as vulnerable, compared with 1998 levels of 2815.
The Fishing Cat is a beautiful and familiar looking cat, with some amazing features that make it an expert in and around water. Known scientifically as 'Prionailurus viverrinus', this intriguing feline is the sole member of its species, and sits within the taxonomical genus of … [Read more...]
Ever heard of the Bandicoot? You might have heard of the infamous 'Crash Bandicoot' that was centre stage to a host of PlayStation games. But do you know much about the incredible little marsupials on which that character is very loosely based?These fascinating marsupials, … [Read more...]
Hognose snakes are snakes that are recognized for their distinct upturned snouts, and exist within two distinct families within the Serpentes suborder. These families are Colubridae and Pseudoxyrhophiidae. Not all snakes within these families are Hognose Snakes. In fact, of the … [Read more...]
The Pufferfish, are a large family of fish scientifically known as Tetraodontidae. Within this family are 28 different genera, and around 193 unique species. Across the range, they are some of the ocean's and freshwater's most intriguing creatures.With the ability to inflate … [Read more...]
Sturgeons are a group of paddlefish belonging to the family Acipenseridae, that have been around for a very long time. Often referred to as 'living fossils,' these remarkable fish have been around for approximately 200 million years! They have been around long enough to witness … [Read more...]
Prairie dogs, are an adorable sight in the grasslands of North America. With their curious eyes and bustling communities, they are full of character and charm. Contrary to their name, they aren't related to canids but are herbivorous burrowing rodents. They belong to the genus … [Read more...]
The Lemon Shark, known scientifically as Negaprion brevirostris, isn't just any ordinary shark; it's a unique and captivating creature of the coastal blue seas. With its distinct yellowish-brown hue, it stands out in the marine world. Along with the Sickle-Fin Lemon Shark of the … [Read more...]
The Gaboon Viper, known scientifically as Bitis gabonica, is a captivating inhabitant of the African rainforests and savannah. It belongs to the genus Bitis, which is home to a diverse range of 18 different viper species across most of Sub Saharan Africa and the southern coastal … [Read more...]
The quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is a small marsupial found in Australia. It is the only member of the genus Setonix. These animals are unique for several reasons: they are one of the few species that can smile, and they are the only mammal that can store water in their … [Read more...]