Northern Spotted Owl

The Northern Spotted Owl is found throughout Western Washington and Oregon and as far north to British Columbia and South to Northern Calif. Spotted owls are becoming much harder to find. By 1990 wholesale cutting of old-growth trees had sent the owls and other wildlife into a tailspin spurring fights between environmentalists and logging interests. … Read more

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican is a North American bird of the pelican family. The Brown Pelicans which migrate North in the Spring from nesting colonies off Southern California and Mexico spent several decades on the endangered species list because of exposure to DDT and other contaminants. Their delisting in 2009 was a success story but concerns … Read more

Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

Amur Leopards are presently critically endangered with only 40 estimated left in the wild. It is a solitary nocturnal leopard with populations located mostly in the Amur river basin of Eastern Russia with a few scattered in neighboring china. Between 1970-1983 80% of the Amur leopard’s habitat was lost due to logging and forest fires … Read more

Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It is the most numerous of all tiger species with almost 2500 left in the world, however, poaching in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk. In another enormous setback for wildlife conservation, China … Read more

Black Flying Fox

Black Fruit Bat

The black flying fox bat is native to Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. They are nocturnal animals and do most of their foraging during nighttime hours. They generally consume nectar, pollen, and fruit. They are key pollinators as well as seed dispersers. They perceive their environment by echolocation: they give out sounds which bounce … Read more

East Mountain Gorilla

East Mountain Gorilla

There are only several hundred gorillas remaining on the earth and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in Central Africa. Their threats are poaching and habitat reduction and a result of armed conflict in the region. Many gorillas have been victims of gunshots not aimed at them. Their trade is prohibited … Read more