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Animals | Endangered Species

Endangered species are animal popluations that are at risk of extinction. Natural extinctions do occur, but human beings play an integral role in animal extinction and preservation.

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Why would there be no more fish in 40 years?

According to a study published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, there will be no seafood left to catch by 2048.


Meet Tai Shan  Baby Panda  The National Zoo

 Meet Tai Shan Baby Panda The National Zoo

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian's cub, Tai Shan, was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 3:41 a.m. He entered the world blind, pink and nearly hairless. Next to his 250-pound mother, the quarter-pound cub - about the size of a stick of butter - was a peculiar sight. See more »

A Cub is Born  Tai Shan's First Year

 A Cub is Born Tai Shan's First Year

At 3:41 a.m. on July 9, a quiet night at the Smithsonian's National Zoo was interrupted by the sounds of squealing. A perplexed panda stared at a tiny, pink creature on the floor of her den. See more »

Audio Interview  Tai Shan  National Zoo

 Audio Interview Tai Shan National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo Veterinarian Suzan Murray shared the inside scoop on the long-awaited birth of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian's cub, Tai Shan. See more »

BLUE-SIDED TREE FROG (Agalychnis annae)

 BLUE-SIDED TREE FROG (Agalychnis annae)

The blue-sided tree frog is an endangered species. Read on to learn more about the blue-sided tree frog at HowStuffWorks. See more »

GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

 GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

The golden poison frog is an endangered species. Read on to learn more about the golden poison frog at HowStuffWorks. See more »

GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

 GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

The goliath frog is an endangered species. Read on to learn more about the goliath frog at HowStuffWorks. See more »

AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)

 AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)

The akepa is an endangered species. Read on to learn more about the akepa at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 ARARIPE MANAKIN (Antilophia bokermanni)

The araripe manakin is an endangered species. Read on to learn more about the araripe manakin at HowStuffWorks. See more »

BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)

 BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)

The black-billed gull is an endangered species. Read on to Learn more about this endangered species on HowStuffWorks. See more »

BLACK SHAMA (Copsychus cebuensis)

 BLACK SHAMA (Copsychus cebuensis)

The black shama is an endangered species. Read on to Learn more about this endangered species on HowStuffWorks. See more »