Category Archives: Learn

The Endangered – Leatherback Turtle

The largest sea turtle that we know of is called the Leatherback Turtle, and it also migrates the most, as we see in Finding Nemo! When the Leatherback Turtle migrates, it crosses the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans going from the coral Triangle all the way to the California coast. According to the IUCN, the Leatherback Turtle is listed as vulnerable, but many sub-populations are critically endangered.

 

The Endangered – Blue Whale

The Endangered Blue Whale by Fernando AguilarAnim1754_-_Flickr_-_NOAA_Photo_Library

Blue Whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These amazing marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and about 200 tons (181 metric tons). They often spend summers feeding in polar waters and undertake lengthy migrations towards the Equator as winter arrives. Read more about this amazing creature here.

The Endangered – Legless Lizard

800px-Juvenile_Burtons_Legless_Lizard_(Lialis_burtonis)_(8692550148)The Baja California Legless Lizard is a largely unknown species, and is often mistaken for a snake. You can learn more about them in this month’s The Endangered article and then come and volunteer with Tree Musketeers at the Habitat to help repopulate their native habitat!

The Endangered – Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Many people choose to keep Chinchillas as pets even though they are expensive and a big commitment; but they’re so much more than that. While many Chinchilla owners think of them as domestic pets, they are an important part of their native ecosystem, and unfortunately they are critically endangered.

Save Our Water & Our Trees

waterconservationLess than 1% of Earth’s water is of drinking quality and it must meet the needs of over 7.3 billion people worldwide. No matter where you are you can help save water. Check out the great educational resources to learn tips and tricks to put in action and campaigns to join on our Water Learn Page!

The Endangered – White Rhinoceros

Northern_White_Rhinoceros_AngalifuWhite Rhinos, the largest of all rhinos, are daunting, cute, and unfortunately very close to extinction. These animals are the second largest land mammal, and are found in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya. The primary reasons for their near extinction are poaching and habitat loss. These animals are not aggressive and usually travel in herds, making them an easier target for hunters.

The Endangered – African Elephant

elephantElephants are the big animals that make cute, huge babies that everyone adores. Unfortunately, many species of elephants, including the African elephant, are in danger of becoming extinct. This is due in large part because they’re hunted for the precious ivory their tusks are made of. In the meantime, elephants have been trying to keep doing the work they do best: carefully landscaping their surrounding habitats to facilitate growth and rejuvenation. Elephants are more capable than they appear, and it’s best to be aware of their abilities so that we can better take care of them.