There are 30 to 40 different kinds of seahorses, but only five of these have been seen around the southern African coastline.The Knysna seahorse is the best known, and is the only seahorse that is endangered. Knysna seahorses are found only in the Knysna, Keurbooms and Swartvlei. They are green to brown in colour and grow to about 12cm in length. Twenty million are caught every year and used for medicinal purposes #KnysnaSeaHorses #Endangered #SouthAfrica

There are 30 to 40 different kinds of seahorses, but only five of these have been seen around the southern African coastline.The Knysna seahorse is the best known, and is the only seahorse that is endangered. Knysna seahorses are found only in the Knysna, Keurbooms and Swartvlei. They are green to brown in colour and grow to about 12cm in length. Twenty million are caught every year and used for medicinal purposes #KnysnaSeaHorses #Endangered #SouthAfrica

Coral Don't forget, coral is a sea animal too. In fact they are an important part of the ocean's ecosystem. Coral gives other sea creatures protection and a place to breed and spawn. Coral also helps people out too -- coral has many pharmaceutical properties. Why coral is in trouble: This fundamental part of the ocean is incredibly sensitive; ocean acidification and bottom trawling commercial fishing are its major threats. #Coral #endangered #sealife

Coral Don't forget, coral is a sea animal too. In fact they are an important part of the ocean's ecosystem. Coral gives other sea creatures protection and a place to breed and spawn. Coral also helps people out too -- coral has many pharmaceutical properties. Why coral is in trouble: This fundamental part of the ocean is incredibly sensitive; ocean acidification and bottom trawling commercial fishing are its major threats. #Coral #endangered #sealife

Bluefin Tuna The most valuable fish in the world are in great danger.  Why bluefin tuna are in trouble: The greatest enemy of tuna is overfishing, overfishing, overfishing, as well as tuna ranching (when tuna are caught alive and fed for months before being exported) and loss of prey. #endangered #bluefin #tuna

Bluefin Tuna The most valuable fish in the world are in great danger. Why bluefin tuna are in trouble: The greatest enemy of tuna is overfishing, overfishing, overfishing, as well as tuna ranching (when tuna are caught alive and fed for months before being exported) and loss of prey. #endangered #bluefin #tuna

Today, black rhinos remain Critically Endangered because of rising demand for rhino horn, which has driven poaching to record levels. A recent increase in poaching in South Africa threatens to erase our conservation success. A total of 333 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2010 – almost one a day. #Endangered #BlackRhinos #Species

Today, black rhinos remain Critically Endangered because of rising demand for rhino horn, which has driven poaching to record levels. A recent increase in poaching in South Africa threatens to erase our conservation success. A total of 333 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2010 – almost one a day. #Endangered #BlackRhinos #Species

While it is also known as the Napolean fish, the Humphead wrasse gets its name from an obvious anatomic feature. It's one of the largest coral reef fishes and can be found on reefs throughout the islands of the Pacific and parts of the Indian Ocean. Oh, and it's hermaphroditic, changing from one sex to the other during the course of its maturation.  #endangered #SeaAnimals #Humphead

While it is also known as the Napolean fish, the Humphead wrasse gets its name from an obvious anatomic feature. It's one of the largest coral reef fishes and can be found on reefs throughout the islands of the Pacific and parts of the Indian Ocean. Oh, and it's hermaphroditic, changing from one sex to the other during the course of its maturation. #endangered #SeaAnimals #Humphead

Hector's Dolphin With just 7,400 individuals believed to be alive in the coastal waters off New Zealand, Hector's dolphin is listed by the IUCN as a "red list" endangered species.  Why Hector's dolphins are in trouble: Bycatch, pollutants and boat disturbance.  #Hectorsdolphin #dolphin #endangered

Hector's Dolphin With just 7,400 individuals believed to be alive in the coastal waters off New Zealand, Hector's dolphin is listed by the IUCN as a "red list" endangered species. Why Hector's dolphins are in trouble: Bycatch, pollutants and boat disturbance. #Hectorsdolphin #dolphin #endangered

Gray Whale Unique among whales for their dorsal humps (instead of fins), these 50-foot whales are also notable for their moans, growls, knocks and other distinctive vocalizations. While gray whales near Baja California are thought to be friendly, the species is known worldwide for the fierceness with which mothers defend their calves.  Why gray whales are in trouble: Centuries of overfishing. They have been on the endangered Species List in since 1994. #GreyWhale #endangered #whale

Gray Whale Unique among whales for their dorsal humps (instead of fins), these 50-foot whales are also notable for their moans, growls, knocks and other distinctive vocalizations. While gray whales near Baja California are thought to be friendly, the species is known worldwide for the fierceness with which mothers defend their calves. Why gray whales are in trouble: Centuries of overfishing. They have been on the endangered Species List in since 1994. #GreyWhale #endangered #whale

Pickergill’s Reedfrog. It’s easy to overlook an animal that is only 3cm long, but once you know of its existence, it’s hard not to care about its future. The Pickersgill’s reed frog is one of the most endangered amphibians in South Africa. It’s endemic to the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal where their numbers are shockingly low, and vastly spread out along the coast. #Endangered #species #sa

Pickergill’s Reedfrog. It’s easy to overlook an animal that is only 3cm long, but once you know of its existence, it’s hard not to care about its future. The Pickersgill’s reed frog is one of the most endangered amphibians in South Africa. It’s endemic to the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal where their numbers are shockingly low, and vastly spread out along the coast. #Endangered #species #sa

Endangered Sea life! Cape Penguin! Cape penguins are also called jackass penguins, because of their call, which sounds like a donkey neighing. This penguin breeds only in Africa. Why are cape penguins and other sea birds in danger? Loss of nesting sites, oil spills and food loss due to overfishing are a major threat to sea birds. #CapePenguin #endangered #penguins

Endangered Sea life! Cape Penguin! Cape penguins are also called jackass penguins, because of their call, which sounds like a donkey neighing. This penguin breeds only in Africa. Why are cape penguins and other sea birds in danger? Loss of nesting sites, oil spills and food loss due to overfishing are a major threat to sea birds. #CapePenguin #endangered #penguins


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The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. This is perhaps the most beautiful lion I have ever seen. From Megaphoto on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=461852907246896=a.264549970310525.53590.264546733644182=1_count=1=nf

The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. This is perhaps the most beautiful lion I have ever seen. From Megaphoto on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=461852907246896=a.264549970310525.53590.264546733644182=1_count=1=nf

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strange and unusual creatures | Freaky Weird Animals – Amphibians | Freaky Weird Animals

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Sometimes, zebras are born with some strange stripe patterns.  These zebras are called black zebras. These photos all illustrate the variety possible in the stripes or, in the bottom photo, “spots” of the zebra.

Sometimes, zebras are born with some strange stripe patterns. These zebras are called black zebras. These photos all illustrate the variety possible in the stripes or, in the bottom photo, “spots” of the zebra.

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