Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
IUCN: Critically Endangered
Species considered critically endangered are thought to be at extremely high risk of extinction.
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Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
The Cross River Gorilla is Africa’s most endangered great ape, with only between 200 and 300 of these elusive creatures left. Conservation efforts are underway in Cameroon and Nigeria to bring the tiny population of Cross River Gorillas back from the brink by tackling forest loss and poaching.
Scientists have shown that gorillas live in complex social groups, display individual personalities, make and use tools, and show emotions like grief and compassion. We shouldn’t be surprised though – Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives, and they share at least 95% of their DNA with humans.
Hawksbill Turtles are able to feast on sponges that are toxic to other animals.
The Javan Rhino is the shyest of all rhinos using their dung and urine to communicate instead of sound.
An extraordinary and unique bird that is the only flightless and nocturnal parrot in the world – as well as the heaviest!