Archives: Animals

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp’s ridleys are the smallest species of sea turtle and remain a mystery to scientists. They participate in an amazing

Graham’s Penstemon

Graham’s Penstemon (Penstemon Grahammi), the beautiful rare flower without quantifiable legal protection since 1975, is threatened by one of the

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Skittering amidst spare stands of shinnery oaks and over the scorched sand hills of the Permian Basin, the dunes sagebrush

Bowhead Whale

The physical presence of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is immense and powerful—almost beyond human comprehension. It grows up to

Flatwoods Salamander

The Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum and bishopi) was listed as a threatened species in 1999 primarily because of loss and

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

The Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara) is one half of a unique symbiotic relationship occurring in the tall, grass

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherbacks nest in the tropics but range widely in the world’s oceans, moving into colder, higher latitude waters during summer

Bull Trout

Bull trout require the coldest water of all species native to the Rocky Mountains (summer temps less than 58 degrees

Elkhorn Coral

Once the most abundant and important reef-building corals in Florida and the Caribbean, elkhorn corals have declined by more than

Akikiki

The `Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) is s a small honeycreeper. The Akikiki is found only in the highest elevation native rainforests
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