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  •  446  7  24 June, 2019
  • It’s World Giraffe Day and so saddening that these majestic, beautiful animals are in danger of extinction. Two giraffe subspecies, the Kordofan and Nubian have been listed as Critically Endangered by the International Conservation of Nature Red List and a further 3 subspecies are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable. Posted @withrepost • @thelivingdesert Giraffe population have declined nearly 80% since the 1990s. There are currently estimated to be fewer than 100,000 individuals, making giraffe one of the world’s most endangered large mammals. Let’s keep them from disappearing together. By spreading awareness, you are helping save giraffe.🦒 #StandTallForGiraffe #WorldGiraffeDay #TheLivingDesert
  • It’s World Giraffe Day and so saddening that these majestic, beautiful animals are in danger of extinction. Two giraffe subspecies, the Kordofan and Nubian have been listed as Critically Endangered by the International Conservation of Nature Red List and a further 3 subspecies are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable. Posted @withrepost@thelivingdesert Giraffe population have declined nearly 80% since the 1990s. There are currently estimated to be fewer than 100,000 individuals, making giraffe one of the world’s most endangered large mammals. Let’s keep them from disappearing together. By spreading awareness, you are helping save giraffe.🦒 #StandTallForGiraffe #WorldGiraffeDay #TheLivingDesert
  •  4  0  21 June, 2019
  • Giraffe population have declined nearly 80% since the 1990s. There are currently estimated to be fewer than 100,000 individuals, making giraffe one of the world’s most endangered large mammals. Let’s keep them from disappearing together. By spreading awareness, you are helping save giraffe.🦒 #StandTallForGiraffe #WorldGiraffeDay #TheLivingDesert
  • Giraffe population have declined nearly 80% since the 1990s. There are currently estimated to be fewer than 100,000 individuals, making giraffe one of the world’s most endangered large mammals. Let’s keep them from disappearing together. By spreading awareness, you are helping save giraffe.🦒 #StandTallForGiraffe #WorldGiraffeDay #TheLivingDesert
  •  527  18  21 June, 2019
  • Leopard Tortoise
Family: Testudinidae, the tortoise family.
Conservation status: None.
Factoid: Leopard tortoises are the fourth largest species of tortoise after the Sulcata tortoise, the Galapagos tortoise and Seychelles Island tortoise. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Leopard Tortoise
    Family: Testudinidae, the tortoise family.
    Conservation status: None.
    Factoid: Leopard tortoises are the fourth largest species of tortoise after the Sulcata tortoise, the Galapagos tortoise and Seychelles Island tortoise. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  708  3  20 June, 2019
  • Chuckwalla
Family: Iguanidae, the iguana family
Conservation status: None.
Factoid: When threatened, they will dive into a crack in the rocks and gulp air until their body inflates and becomes wedged so tightly between the rocks that they cannot be pulled out! @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Chuckwalla
    Family: Iguanidae, the iguana family
    Conservation status: None.
    Factoid: When threatened, they will dive into a crack in the rocks and gulp air until their body inflates and becomes wedged so tightly between the rocks that they cannot be pulled out! @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  545  1  20 June, 2019
  • Meet Gulliver!
Dromedary Camel
Family: Camelidae, the camel, llama and alpaca family.
Conservation status: Not threatened. Domesticated and widespread.
Factoid: They were introduced to arid regions of central Australia, where some of the only feral populations now persist. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Meet Gulliver!
    Dromedary Camel
    Family: Camelidae, the camel, llama and alpaca family.
    Conservation status: Not threatened. Domesticated and widespread.
    Factoid: They were introduced to arid regions of central Australia, where some of the only feral populations now persist. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  566  1  20 June, 2019
  • Amur Leopard
Family: Felidae - The cat family.
Conservation status: Critically endangered, IUCN. One of the most endangered cats in the world.
Factoid: The Amur Leopard is one of many species of animal that zoos are conserving through captive breeding. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Amur Leopard
    Family: Felidae - The cat family.
    Conservation status: Critically endangered, IUCN. One of the most endangered cats in the world.
    Factoid: The Amur Leopard is one of many species of animal that zoos are conserving through captive breeding. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  827  7  20 June, 2019
  • Homo Sapiens
Family: Hominidae 
Conservation status: None.
Factoid: Humans (homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina. Together with chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, they are part of the family Hominidae (the great apes, or hominids). A terrestrial animal, humans are characterized by their erect posture and bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity, and heavy tool use compared to other animals; open-ended and complex language use compared to other animal communications; larger, more complex brains than other animals; and highly advanced and organized societies. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Homo Sapiens
    Family: Hominidae
    Conservation status: None.
    Factoid: Humans (homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina. Together with chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, they are part of the family Hominidae (the great apes, or hominids). A terrestrial animal, humans are characterized by their erect posture and bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity, and heavy tool use compared to other animals; open-ended and complex language use compared to other animal communications; larger, more complex brains than other animals; and highly advanced and organized societies. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  1,518  14  20 June, 2019
  • Giraffe
Family: Bovidae, the cow and goat family.
Conservation status: Vulnerable.
Factoid: Affectionately know as the “Watchtowers of the Savannah” because coexisting species look to the giraffe as indicators of safety.  Giraffes' tongues can be up to 20 inches long and are darkly colored, which is thought to help protect them during frequent sun-exposure. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  • Giraffe
    Family: Bovidae, the cow and goat family.
    Conservation status: Vulnerable.
    Factoid: Affectionately know as the “Watchtowers of the Savannah” because coexisting species look to the giraffe as indicators of safety. Giraffes' tongues can be up to 20 inches long and are darkly colored, which is thought to help protect them during frequent sun-exposure. @thelivingdesert #thelivingdesert #tldmember
  •  747  4  20 June, 2019
  • We had the privilege to meet Toolie, Shelly, and Harold...and what extraordinary personalities!  Toolie - mother, strong, protective of her young, and not afraid to show you she is boss.  How proud she is, standing so very tall, and tells you when she is done and ready to go!  Shelly - her youngest, sweet, sneaky, and knows if she bats her long lashes you cannot resist but feed her more carrots.  And Harold - shy, cautious, but if you are patient...rewards you with coming close giving you such a sense of honor by entrusting you to feed him, too. #thelivingdesert #tldmember @thelivingdesert
  • We had the privilege to meet Toolie, Shelly, and Harold...and what extraordinary personalities! Toolie - mother, strong, protective of her young, and not afraid to show you she is boss. How proud she is, standing so very tall, and tells you when she is done and ready to go! Shelly - her youngest, sweet, sneaky, and knows if she bats her long lashes you cannot resist but feed her more carrots. And Harold - shy, cautious, but if you are patient...rewards you with coming close giving you such a sense of honor by entrusting you to feed him, too. #thelivingdesert #tldmember @thelivingdesert
  •  705  5  20 June, 2019

Top #thelivingdesert Posts

  • The puppies are now 8 weeks old and have begun to venture out of the den. At this age, they are rough playing, running, and very curious. They are also weaning and being fed by their parents regurgitating food. Beatrix and Kiraka have done an amazing job caring for their puppies, and we are so excited to continue watching them grow. Come see these adventurous pups on habitat! #WildDogWednesday #AfricanWildDogs #TheLivingDesert
  • The puppies are now 8 weeks old and have begun to venture out of the den. At this age, they are rough playing, running, and very curious. They are also weaning and being fed by their parents regurgitating food. Beatrix and Kiraka have done an amazing job caring for their puppies, and we are so excited to continue watching them grow. Come see these adventurous pups on habitat! #WildDogWednesday #AfricanWildDogs #TheLivingDesert
  •  797  35  19 June, 2019
  • Panja the snow leopard inspects his new camera in his den, how handsome is he? 😍
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🎥 Via: @paradisewildlifepark
  • Panja the snow leopard inspects his new camera in his den, how handsome is he? 😍
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    🎥 Via: @paradisewildlifepark
  •  476  11  7 May, 2019