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Orangutan-only approx 30 000 left in the wild because of habitat destruction for palm oil.

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In 2014 a giant salamander emerged from the Kamo River in Japan. Landed appearances of the giant creature are considerably rare due to them making their home underwater and being only active at night. Japanese giant salamanders are the second-largest salamanders on Earth, surpassed only by the closely related Chinese giant salamander. They feed on insects, frogs, crabs, shrimp, and fish; but since the 1950s, their population has declined rapidly due to habitat destruction and overhunting.

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Most species of flying foxes are endangered - many critically. They are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.

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Sunda Flying Lemur, an Endangered Species, threatened by massive habitat destruction in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Trees are the lungs of our earth! Protect the rainforests. Ancient forests are disappearing before our eyes. Not only does forest loss eliminate wildlife habitat and harm biodiversity, but tropical deforestation releases tons of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Help us protect forests and the climate. Read more.

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Oryx | A genus consisting of four large antelope species. Three of them are native to arid parts of Africa, and the fourth to the Arabian Peninsula.

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Red kite in a southern Sweden blizzard • photo: Henrik Just. The Red Kite is a Near Threatened species of hawk that lives across much of Northern Europe. It winters as far south as northern Africa. The greatest threats to this species are pesticide use and habitat destruction.

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T-T-T-TIGERS TIME!!!The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species…

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Pictures of the day: 28 April 2014

Pictures of the day: 28 April 2014 - Telegraph Orphaned orangutans huddle together for a 'family' portrait at the Orangutan Foundation International HQ in Borneo

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