Squatina squatina

The Angelshark is an ambush predator, relying on camouflage to surprise its prey.

Pig-nosed Turtle

Carettochelys insculpta

The pig-nosed turtle is prehistoric. This turtle diverged from all other species more than 140 million years ago.

Chinese Giant Salamander

Andrias davidianus

The largest amphibian in the world, this salamander can grow to the size of an adult human.

Pillar Coral

Dendrogyra cylindrus

Pillar coral possesses one of the most distinct morphologies of any coral.

Pygmy Three-toed Sloth

Bradypus pygmaeus

The smallest of the all the sloth species, the pygmy sloth was only described in 2001

Philippine Eagle

Pithecophaga jefferyi

The Philippine Eagle is one of the world’s largest, most powerful birds of prey.


More about Birds

Cebu Flowerpecker

Dicaeum quadricolor

In the late 1800s, this species was known from only two localities in Cebu, where it was incredibly rare.

Conservation Attention

Very Low

Cebu Flowerpecker Cebu Flowerpecker

Blue-eyed Ground-dove

Columbina cyanopis

This species has historically been rare, although the reasons behind this apparent rarity are not understood. Recent records are from only three locations suggesting the population is very small and fragmented.

Conservation Attention


White-collared Kite

Leptodon forbesi

Endemic to Brazil this beautiful, large kite is one of the world’s most endangered raptors.

Conservation Attention

Very Low

White-collared Kite White-collared Kite

Uluguru Bush-shrike

Malaconotus alius

The Uluguru bush-shrike is a brightly-coloured green and yellow bush-shrike, which is only found in a small area of forest in the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania.

Conservation Attention

Very Low

Lappet-Faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotos

The Lappet-faced vulture has the largest wingspan of any vulture in Africa!

Conservation Attention


Nahan’s Francolin

Ptilopachus nahani

The Nahan’s Francolin or Nahan’s Partridge has evolved cryptic, black and brown plumage, which helps camouflage the bird against the forest floor.

Conservation Attention

Very Low

Nahan’s Francolin Nahan’s Francolin

Pernambuco Pygmy-owl

Glaucidium mooreorum

Pernambuco pygmy-owl is a typical Neotropical pygmy-owl of the Glaucidium minutissimum species complex. This species has a light grey-chestnut coloured crown and head speckled with conspicuous white spots on the face and head to the lower nape, and has a white collar and white underparts streaked with rufous.

Conservation Attention

Very Low