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Are you aware that elephants, besides being the largest land animals on Earth, are among the most intelligent and socially complex? Did you know that they communicate in a way that humans can’t hear and possess an incredible memory that allows them to recall food and water sources even years later? Were you aware they are among the few animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror? And have you considered their role as ecosystem engineers and keystone species?

These gentle giants have inspired awe and admiration for centuries, but their future hangs in the balance.

They are important seed dispersers, maintain the genetic diversity of plant species, and help restore degraded habitats; studies have shown that areas with high elephant populations tend to have greater biodiversity. Preserving the elephant population not only safeguards the survival of these majestic creatures but also shields the delicate ecological balance that relies on their existence.

Human activities, such as deforestation and urbanization, have made it increasingly difficult for elephants to access resources, putting their survival at risk.

From the savannas of Africa to the forests of Asia, all three species of elephants face unprecedented threats from habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching. But as Jane Goodall once said, ‘Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.’

Let’s take a closer look at these remarkable creatures to understand their vital role in their ecosystems and the urgent need for conservation action to ensure their survival.

African bush elephant

African forest elephant

Asian elephant

To the rhinoceros, their horn is their life. To a poacher, horn is a plunder.” – filmmaker and conservationist Dereck Joubert highlights the devastating impact of illegal poaching on the world’s rhino populations.

In a world where we are constantly reminded of the devastating impact of human activities on the natural environment, the plight of the rhinoceros stands out as a particularly tragic example of our collective failures.

These majestic creatures, with their ancient lineage, distinctive horns, unique adaptations, and imposing presence are truly one of nature’s marvels. Rhinos have captured the imaginations of people across the globe for centuries. Yet, despite their cultural significance and ecological importance, rhinos are facing an unprecedented crisis like never before.

Did you know that rhino horn is one of the most valuable commodities on the black market, just like cocaine (illicit drugs)?

The elusive Javan rhinoceros lives quietly in the dense rainforests of Indonesia and Vietnam, but with fewer than 70 individuals left. The Sumatran rhinoceros are the smallest rhino species and are on the verge of extinction, with less than 80 individuals remaining. The majestic Indian rhinoceros, also known as Greater one-horned rhinoceros, roam the grasslands and swamps of India and Nepal, where there are only 3,500 of them. Just 5,500 of the black rhinoceros, which are native to eastern and southern Africa, are also extant today. Lastly, the White rhinoceros, which are found in eastern and southern Africa, have a remaining population of about 18,000 animals, but habitat destruction and poaching have nearly forced them into the category of threatened species.

Rhinos are hunted relentlessly, with their numbers declining at an alarming rate. This means that without immediate action, these majestic creatures could disappear from the earth forever.

Poaching, habitat loss, and other threats have pushed all five species of rhino to the brink of extinction. If we are to prevent their disappearance from the earth, we must first understand the urgent need for their conservation and protection.

Let’s explore why rhinos are so special and why it’s vital that we take action to protect them before it’s too late.

White rhinoceros

Black rhinoceros

Indian rhinoceros

Super tourist-friendly, this Central American heaven-on-earth is on the way to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral and plastic-free country! Costa Rica made money from protecting nature rather than destroying it and is home to 5% of our world’s biodiversity.

This magical place between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean sea to the east has lakes, lowland rainforests, tropical dry forests, highland cloud forests, mangrove swamps, and coral reefs.

This diversified habitat makes it easy for unique biodiversity to sustain and thrive. Let’s not forget about mystical volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, and sandy beaches — no wonder they shot scenes of Jurassic Park there.

National parks like Corcovado, Tortuguero, and Manuel Antonio (many more) provide an unforgettable experience to witness many unique species in their natural habitat. There are also beautiful resorts to enjoy a comfortable vacation accompanied by beautiful birds and animals.

Over half a million wildlife species, including 240 mammals, 900 birds, 215 amphibians, and 245 reptiles, are protected in Costa Rica. Moreover, Costa Rica shelters about 6,700 marine animals in its territorial waters — 574,000 square km (220,000 square miles). No wonder why the laid-back local people, “Ticos,” live by the phrase “Pura Vida” – Pure life!

White-faced capuchin

Geoffroys spider monkey

Mantled howler

Did you know that frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians are some of the coolest creatures on the planet? They’re known for their ability to live on land and in water, adaptation to various environment, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors!

One of the most interesting things about amphibians is that they undergo metamorphosis. This means they transform from a larval, aquatic form to an adult, terrestrial one. It’s like they’re superheroes, changing their bodies to suit their environment!

Unfortunately, amphibians are facing some tough challenges these days. Habitat loss, pollution, disease, and climate change are all threatening their survival.

Come take a dive into the fascinating world of amphibians with me and discover their unique characteristics and learn about record-breaking amphibians.

Chinese giant salamander

Paedophryne amauensis

Golden poison frog

The African continent boasts a wild quintet that rules the savannah – the Big Five! These magnificent creatures are not only Africa’s most iconic and deadly animals but also play a vital role in the ecosystem. From the towering African elephant and the ferocious lion to the elusive leopard, unpredictable African buffalo, and the endangered rhinoceros, they are all awe-inspiring.

The African elephant, known for its intelligence, empathy, and social bonds, commands respect, while the lion, the king of the jungle, exudes strength, agility, and majestic beauty. The leopard, a master of camouflage, is elusive and hard to spot, while the African buffalo’s aggressive nature and unpredictability make it one of the most dangerous animals on the continent. Finally, the rhinoceros, hunted for its horn and one of the most endangered species globally, reminds us of the importance of wildlife conservation.

Seeing the Big Five in their natural habitat is a bucket-list experience for any nature enthusiast visiting Africa!



African bush elephant

Reptiles are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet, with their diverse range of adaptations and unique characteristics.

From the powerful Nile crocodile to the agile green sea turtle, these reptiles have evolved remarkable traits that allow them to thrive in their environments.

They have also been around for 350 million years, and their prehistoric counterparts still capture our imaginations to this day. Whether you’re drawn to the sleek and stealthy snakes or the armored and formidable crocodiles, there’s no denying the allure of these cool and collected creatures.

So why not embrace your wild side and discover the world of reptiles? With their captivating beauty and intriguing behaviors, reptiles are sure to leave you amazed and inspired.

Reticulated python

Saltwater crocodile

Brookesia nana

There are lots of different types of crocodiles in the world, and they come in all shapes and sizes! Some are huge, like the saltwater crocodile Lolong, who was over 7 m (23 ft) long and weighed over 900 kg (2,000 pounds)! That’s like having a dinosaur as a pet!

Crocodiles have really good ears and eyes, too, so they can see and hear things we can’t. And did you know that mommy crocodiles are really caring? They carry their babies in their mouths or on their backs to keep them safe from danger.

They are also known for their incredible swimming abilities. They can hold their breath for up to an hour underwater and swim at speeds of up to 33 km/h (20 mph). On land, they are surprisingly fast runners and can even climb trees! They have unique features that make them incredible hunters. Their hearing is so sensitive that they can pick up low-frequency sounds inaudible to humans. They also have excellent night vision and can see well in the dark.

So, are you excited to learn more about these amazing creatures? Let’s go on a wild adventure and discover the wonders of the crocodile world!

Saltwater crocodile

Dwarf crocodile

Freshwater crocodile

These limbless wonders have been a source of fascination, fear, and awe for humans for centuries.

Did you know that over 3,000 species, ranging from the teeny-tiny thread snake to the massive anaconda, can grow up to 10 m (30 ft) long?

Snakes also have impressive abilities, like their ability to dislocate their jaw to swallow prey whole and their remarkable sense of smell, which helps them track their prey.

Despite their reputation as dangerous creatures, only about 600 species or 20% of snakes are venomous, and even those are rarely a threat to humans. So, cheer up! Only 200 species of snakes can kill severely wound you!

Snakes are quite beneficial to the environment, helping control rodent populations and pollinate plants. So the next time you come across a snake, don’t be so quick to run away in terror – take a moment to appreciate the incredible creatures that they are!

Now, are you ready to embrace the wild world of snakes and slither into a whole new adventure?

Reticulated python

Green anaconda

King cobra

Lizards are some of the coolest critters on the planet – these scaly superheroes are sleek, stylish, and full of surprises! Whether slinking through the desert sands or scurrying up the rainforest trees, lizards are masters of their environment, adapting and thriving in some of the harshest habitats on earth.

But there’s more to lizards than just their impressive survival skills. From the flamboyant chameleons to the dazzling geckos, these reptiles are a riot of color and personality, each with their own unique quirks and charms. Some can run at lightning-fast speeds, while others can glide through the air like winged wonders. And with their cool and collected demeanor, lizards always know how to make an entrance – whether it’s with a flick of the tongue or a show-stopping display of head-bobbing and tail-waggin.

So why not join the lizard squad and get in on the reptilian action? With their wild and wacky ways, lizards are the ultimate playmates, ready to rock and reptile with anyone who’s up for some fun. So whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or just kicking back at home, lizards will surely bring a little bit of wildness and wonder into your life!

Komodo dragon

Brookesia nana

Gila monster

These slow-moving reptiles are known for their hard shells, which protect them against predators. But don’t let their sluggish demeanor fool you – turtles are some of the fascinating creatures on the planet.

From the tiny bog turtle, which can fit in the palm of your hand, to the massive leatherback turtle, which can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, there are over 300 different species of turtles in the world. These ancient reptiles have been around for more than 200 million years, making them some of the oldest living creatures on Earth.

But turtles are not just impressive because of their age. They have a number of other unique features that make them stand out. For example, some species can retract their heads and limbs inside their shells, while others can swim for hours without taking a breath.

Uncover the magical mysteries of the turtle realm – join me on an adventure to experience the unfamiliar!

Leatherback sea turtle

Galapagos tortoise

African spurred tortoise

Tanzania is home to an incredible array of wildlife, with numerous national parks and game reserves offering visitors the chance to see some of the world’s most iconic animals in their natural habitats. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned wildlife enthusiast, there are some animals that you can’t miss.

Lions, elephants, and giraffes are just a few animals you’re almost guaranteed to see in Tanzania. The Serengeti National Park is a must-visit destination, where you can witness the incredible wildebeest migration or see lions lounging in the sun. Meanwhile, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, and rhinos.

Whether you’re interested in spotting the Big Five or want to marvel at the incredible diversity of Tanzania’s wildlife, there’s something for everyone. So, pack your binoculars and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!


African bush elephant

Masai giraffe

ארץ ישראל היא אזור צחיח עם מקורות מים דלים, ורוב הדו-חיים בישראל תלויים בשלוליות חורף על מנת להתרבות. בישראל 8 מינים של דו-חיים. עבור שני המינים ממשפחת הסלמנדריים, ישראל הינה גבול התפוצה הדרומי.

עם אוכלוסיה צפופה שגדלה במהירות וניצול עוד ועוד שטחי טבע ושטחים פתוחים שהכילו בעבר בריכות חורף, ספגו הדו-חיים פגיעה קשה בעשרות השנים האחרונות. תוסיפו על זה זיהום מקורות מים ע”י פסולת ושפכים ומינים פולשים וקל להבין מדוע הדו-חיים שלנו מתנדנדים על סף ההכחדה.

זהו מצבם של הדו חיים בישראל נכון ל-2023.

Levant water frog

Savignys treefrog

Eastern spadefoot

This classic children’s book written by Kenneth Grahame in 1908 follows the adventures of a group of human-like animals living in the English countryside.

The book is notable for its use of animal characters, which was a relatively innovative approach for the time. By personifying the animals, Grahame was able to create a more engaging and relatable story for young readers, while also exploring themes such as friendship, loyalty, and the beauty of the natural world.

“The Wind in the Willows” remains a beloved classic and continues to be enjoyed by generations of readers. Here’s the zoology behind this timeless masterpiece.

European mole

European water vole

European badger

From tiny mice to giant elephants, mammals are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth! With over 6,000 species found in almost every habitat, mammals come in all shapes and sizes, from furry and four-legged to sleek and streamlined. They have unique features like hair, mammary glands, and specialized teeth, and many are known for their intelligence, social behavior, and adaptability to changing environments.

Some mammals, like the cheetah and the dolphin, are renowned for their incredible speed and agility, while others, like the sloth and the koala, are famous for their slow-paced lifestyle. Mammals also include some of the largest animals on the planet, such as the blue whale and the African elephant, as well as some of the smallest, like the bumblebee bat and the pygmy shrew.

Despite their differences, mammals all share certain traits that set them apart from other animals. They have warm-blooded metabolisms, meaning they can maintain a constant body temperature even in extreme conditions, and they all give birth to live young and nurse them with milk from their mammary glands. With such diversity and complexity, it’s no wonder that mammals have captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world!

Blue whale

African bush elephant

Etruscan shrew

Let’s talk about my furry friends – the primates! They’re the cool cats of the animal kingdom, with over 500 different species ranging from teensy-weensy pygmy mouse lemurs to hulking incredible gorillas. These guys live in all sorts of places, from lush rainforests to dusty savannas and even some city neighborhoods.

One of the best things about primates is that they’re smart. They can do all sorts of tricky stuff, like using tools and being social butterflies. They’ve even got opposable thumbs and flexible fingers, which is way better than having those boring old hooves or paws like some other animals.

Most of my primate buds live in the trees, and they have some amazing adaptations to help them get around. They have hands and feet that can grasp onto branches like a boss. And when they’re not too busy swinging around, they like to hang out in groups and groom each other to keep their friendships strong.

But listen, my pals are in trouble. Lots of them are losing their homes and getting hunted down by humans, which is totally uncool. These primates are way too rad to lose, and we must ensure they stick around for a long time.

Eastern gorilla

Sanje mangabey

Pygmy marmoset

Get ready to sink your teeth into the world of carnivores – these meat-loving animals come in all shapes and sizes! From the ferocious lions of the Serengeti to the sneaky weasels of the forest, carnivores are masters of the hunt. But don’t be fooled by their fierce reputation – these animals play an important role in keeping our ecosystems healthy and balanced.

Whether living in packs or prowling solo, carnivores are experts at tracking and capturing their prey. But their impact goes beyond just their own meals – by regulating the populations of herbivores, carnivores help to prevent overgrazing and maintain healthy ecosystems.

Unfortunately, many carnivore species are threatened by human activities such as habitat destruction and hunting. That’s why conservation efforts are crucial to protecting these amazing creatures and their vital roles in our natural world. So let’s work together to keep these meat-loving marvels alive and well for future generations!

Southern elephant seal

Polar bear


Australia is home to a diverse and unique array of wildlife, from cuddly koalas to venomous snakes. However, many of these species are facing significant threats, including habitat loss, invasive species, and climate change. Fortunately, Australia is also a global leader in wildlife conservation efforts, with numerous organizations working tirelessly to protect and rehabilitate threatened species.

One of the best ways to get up close and personal with Australia’s amazing wildlife is by visiting one of the many wildlife parks scattered throughout the country. At places like the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, visitors can meet iconic Australian animals like kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats, as well as exotic creatures from around the world. Other parks, such as the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, specialize in a single species, offering visitors the chance to cuddle with adorable koalas or feed friendly kangaroos.

However, these parks aren’t just for entertainment. Many also play a crucial role in conservation efforts, breeding endangered species and conducting research to better understand and protect them. By supporting these parks and their efforts, visitors can help ensure that Australia’s unique and precious wildlife will continue to thrive for generations to come.

Red kangaroo

Forester kangaroo


Have you ever heard of tapirs? These unusual animals may not be the most well-known creatures in the world. Still, they are fascinating and important members of many ecosystems across Central and South America and Southeast Asia. With their unique appearance – including a long, flexible snout and a stout, round body – tapirs are a captivating sight to behold.

Sadly, many species of tapir are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities. As we learn more about these quirky creatures and their important ecological roles as seed dispersers and herbivores, it’s crucial that we work to protect them and their habitats. So let’s dive into the world of tapirs and discover the amazing things that make them so special!

Malayan tapir

Bairds tapir

Mountain tapir

The world’s big cats are some of the most iconic and captivating creatures on the planet. From the majestic and elusive snow leopard to the fierce and powerful lion, these apex predators have fascinated us for centuries with their grace, strength, and beauty. But despite their allure, many of these species face serious threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.

As top predators, big cats play an essential role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, regulating prey populations, and promoting biodiversity. But their conservation is not only important for the health of the planet – it is also a matter of ethical responsibility.

Species are sorted by conservation status.




The big dogs of the world come in many shapes and sizes, from the majestic gray wolf to the colorful African wild dog, the cunning coyote, and the rare dhole. These canines may look different, but they share a fierce and untamed spirit that sets them apart from their domesticated cousins.

In the wild, these big dogs rule their territory with strength, agility, and cunning. They are master hunters and survivalists, adapting to their environments with ease. But even as their populations dwindle due to habitat loss and human encroachment, these remarkable animals continue to captivate our imaginations and inspire us with their resilience and beauty. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of the big dogs and uncover the secrets of these wild and wonderful creatures.

African wild dog


Ethiopian wolf

Bears are some of the fascinating creatures on the planet, capturing the imagination of people young and old with their impressive size and strength. From the grizzly bears of North America to the giant pandas of China, these magnificent animals come in all shapes and sizes, each with unique characteristics and behaviors. Whether you’re marveling at their ability to fish for salmon in rushing rivers or watching them roam through forests in search of food, there’s no denying the awe-inspiring nature of bears.

But while bears may be awe-inspiring, they’re also complex creatures that have long captured the interest of scientists and wildlife enthusiasts alike. With a range from the Arctic Circle to the tropics of South America, bears have adapted to various habitats and ecosystems, making them some of the most versatile and adaptable animals on the planet. So whether you’re a fan of the cuddly teddy bears of childhood or the fierce grizzly bears of the wilderness, there’s always something new to learn about these amazing animals.

Polar bear

Spectacled bear

Giant panda

Are you ready to meet some of the weirdest mammals in the world? These creatures are like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with adaptations that are truly bizarre. From their unique physical features to their strange behaviors, these mammals are the definition of weird and wacky.

Take, for example, the platypus. This oddball creature is native to Australia and is one of the few mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. With a bill that looks like a duck’s, webbed feet like an otter’s, and venomous spurs on its hind legs, the platypus is a true mishmash of features. And that’s just the beginning – read on to discover more of the weirdest mammals that nature has to offer.


Sunda flying lemur

Pink fairy armadillo

The US National Parks system is a treasure trove of natural beauty and wildlife, with parks throughout the country dedicated to preserving and protecting the nation’s diverse ecosystems. These parks provide a haven for countless large and small animals and offer visitors the chance to see these creatures in their natural habitats.

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous parks in the US, and for a good reason. It’s home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk, and other animals and is committed to wildlife conservation efforts.

Another incredible park for wildlife viewing is the Grand Teton National Park, where visitors can see moose, bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. Visitors can take guided tours to see these incredible animals or hike through the park’s breathtaking landscape.

To sum up, the US National Parks system plays a crucial role in conserving the country’s natural resources, and the diverse wildlife thriving in these parks is a testament to this endeavor’s effectiveness.

American bison

American black bear


Alaska is home to some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet, and there’s no better place to experience it than in one of the state’s many wildlife parks. One of the most popular parks in Alaska is Denali National Park, home to a wide range of wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, and Dall sheep. Visitors can take guided tours or hike through the park’s stunning landscape to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Another must-visit wildlife park in Alaska is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Visitors can see bears, muskoxen, lynx, and other animals up close and learn about the center’s conservation efforts. For those looking for a truly unique experience, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect destination. It is the home to the Kodiak bear, the world’s largest subspecies of brown bear.

Alaska’s wildlife parks offer an incredible opportunity to witness some of the most awe-inspiring creatures on Earth while learning about the importance of conservation and preservation. Whether you’re a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, Alaska’s wildlife parks are not to be missed.

Brown bear



The world of birds is a captivating and colorful one, full of wonder and discovery. With over 10,000 species scattered across the globe, birds are truly one of the most fascinating and diverse groups of animals on the planet. From the smallest hummingbird to the largest ostrich, birds come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, each with its unique set of adaptations and behaviors.

One of the most striking features of birds is their ability to fly, and they have evolved a variety of different flight styles and techniques to help them navigate their environments. But birds are more than just flyers; they are also skilled singers and communicators, with elaborate songs and calls that are used for a variety of purposes, from attracting mates to warning of danger.

Birds also play a crucial role in our ecosystem, helping to pollinate plants, control insect populations, and disperse seeds.

Step into the captivating world of birds, full of wonder and discovery, where you’ll be amazed by their ability to fly, their impressive vocalizations, and their crucial role in the ecosystem.

Common ostrich

Bee hummingbird

Rüppells vulture

Ah, the birds of prey – the ultimate hunters of the sky! These majestic creatures come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny American kestrel to the mighty golden eagle. But one thing they all have in common is their impressive hunting skills.

Take the peregrine falcon, for example. With a top speed of over 386 km/h (240 mph), it’s the fastest bird on the planet! Or how about the osprey, also known as the “fish eagle”? This feathered fisherman has specially adapted talons that can grip fish like a pair of pliers and can even turn its toes backward to make sure its catch doesn’t slip away.

Then there’s the bald eagle, the national bird of the United States. This regal raptor is known for its piercing stare and impressive wingspan, which can reach up to 2 m (7 ft) across. And let’s not forget about the owl – the nocturnal ninja of the bird world. With their silent flight and acute hearing, these stealthy hunters can snatch prey from the darkness without making a sound.

So whether you’re watching a bald eagle soaring over the mountains or a kestrel hovering over a meadow, the birds of prey are sure to capture your imagination with their incredible skills and majestic beauty.

Andean condor

Rüppells vulture

Cinereous vulture

These adorable birds of the Southern Hemisphere have captured our hearts with their funny waddles, charming personalities, and dapper tuxedo-like plumage. But did you know that penguins are more than just cute and cuddly creatures? They’re also fascinating animals with some pretty impressive skills and behaviors!

For starters, penguins are expert swimmers – they can dive to depths of over 152 m (500 ft) and hold their breath for up to 20 minutes! And don’t even get me started on their epic belly slides – they can zip across the ice at speeds of up to 32 km/h (20 mph)!

But it’s not just their physical abilities that make penguins special. These birds are also incredibly social and devoted to their mates and chicks. Some penguin species form lifelong bonds and share parenting duties, while others create bustling colonies with thousands of individuals all living together in harmony.

And let’s not forget about their silly antics – from stealing rocks to building nests out of poop, penguins never fail to make us laugh and smile. So if you’re ever feeling down, just think of these playful penguins and let their infectious joy lift your spirits!

Emperor penguin

Macaroni penguin

Gentoo penguin

There are a number of animals that are currently classified as critically endangered, which means that they are at high risk of becoming extinct in the near future. Some of the most well-known of these animals include, the black rhinoceros, the eastern gorilla, and the Bornean orangutan. These animals have all experienced significant declines in their populations due to a variety of factors, including habitat loss, hunting, and poaching.

Efforts to conserve these animals have been ongoing for many years now and involve a range of different strategies. Some conservation efforts focus on protecting the animals’ natural habitats, while others aim to reduce hunting and poaching. In some cases, captive breeding programs are also used to try and boost the populations of these animals. Despite these efforts, however, many of these animals remain in danger of extinction, and much more work needs to be done to ensure that they continue to thrive in the future.

Black rhinoceros

African forest elephant

Bornean orangutan

The world has witnessed the disappearance of numerous animal species, and some of them have sadly been brought back to extinction. These creatures, once roaming the earth, now only exist in history books and our collective memory. From the majestic Tasmanian tiger to the playful Baiji dolphin, their extinction is a harsh reminder of the damage humans have inflicted on our planet.

Although some may argue that extinction is a natural process, we must not forget the significant role we play in accelerating it. The introduction of non-native species, habitat destruction, and overhunting are just a few examples of how human activities have contributed to the loss of biodiversity. It is our responsibility to take action and preserve what is left of our planet’s natural heritage. Through education, conservation, and collective effort, we can help prevent further extinctions and ensure a healthier future for all living beings.

Arabian oryx

American bison

American alligator

Our planet is home to many species, but sadly, not all have survived. From prehistoric giants like the dinosaurs to more recent casualties like the dodo bird, the Earth has seen its fair share of extinctions. But what about the species that may still be lurking in the shadows or clinging to survival in the most unlikely places? These possibly extinct creatures have captured the imaginations of scientists and enthusiasts alike as they continue to search for evidence of their existence or ultimate demise.

From the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker to the mysterious Tasmanian tiger, the stories of these potentially extinct species are tragic and fascinating. Some may have fallen victim to habitat destruction or hunting, while others simply vanished. But despite their uncertain fates, these creatures remain an important part of our planet’s natural history, reminding us of the fragility and resilience of life on Earth.

Steller’s sea cow

Tasmanian tiger

Japanese sea lion

בעקבות מאבק של שנים, הצליח אדם אחד, עו”ד יואב קרמר, להציל איזור טבעי עשיר בחי וצומח (עד כמה עשיר? תיכף תראו) מלהפוך לעוד שכונת בטון ואספלט.

היינו קרובים מאוד לאבד את האיזור הזה לנצח.

אקו-פארק גלילות נמצא בין נתיבי איילון, כביש נמיר, כביש 5 ושכונת רמת אביב ג. הוא מהווה את אחד האיזורים הפתוחים האלחרונים בגוש דן.

Golden jackal

Indian crested porcupine

Egyptian mongoose

Species I've seen

Ringed caecilian