The Republic of Congo has declared a new National Park! Ntokou-Pikounda National Park protects about gorillas, along with chimps, elephants, and hippos. And it has the support of local communities, which is imperative to its success.
A one-month-old red-handed tamarin monkey (also known as Saguinus midas or the Golden-handed tamarin) sits on his mother inside an open air enclosure at Royev Ruchey zoo in the suburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, June REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
Fossa: a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the mongoose family. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar.
Nilgai, the Blue Bull of India is the largest of all Asian antelopes and is one of the most commonly seen wild animals in all of India. Nilgai stand feet to almost 7 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh between 220 and 680 pounds.