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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GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER (Dendroica chrysoparia)

The golden-cheeked warbler is threatened by the destruction of their oak and juniper woodland habitat. Read on to learn more about the golden-cheeked warbler.


A Panda Keepers Life  Weight Watcher

Learn about what it takes to care for two little, giant pandas. Learn how the crew at the National Zoo help take care of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian.

Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing  Meet the Pandas

In honor of giant pandas everywhere, we're taking you back! Remember Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing, two giant pandas that were gifts from the Chinese Government.

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian  Meet the Pandas

Meet Mei Xiang and Tian Tian -- two little, giant pandas. Learn what it takes to care for two baby giant pandas.

Meet Tai Shan  Baby Panda  The National Zoo

Meet Mei Xiang and Tian Tian! Learn what it takes to care for two baby giant pandas.

A Cub is Born  Tai Shan's First Year

Who doesn't love a good giant panda story? Check out this timeline discussing Tai Shan's first year of life and learn more about this baby panda from the National Zoo.

Audio Interview  Tai Shan  National Zoo

Listen to a panda expert from the National Zoo talk about the birth of Tai Shan. Learn about giant pandas.

BLUE-SIDED TREE FROG (Agalychnis annae)

The blue-sided tree frog is found in the moist tropical and subtropical regions of Costa Rica. The blue-sided tree frog has golden eyes, a green-blue back, blue sides and a pinkish underbelly.

GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

The golden poison frog is disappearing as a result of logging and agricultural interests. Read on to learn more about the golden poison frog.

GOLDEN POISON FROG (Phyllobates terribilis)

The goliath frog is the world's largest frog species. The goliath frog is in rapid decline because of hunting and being captured by private collectors of exotic species.

AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)

The akepa is a small honeycreeper that once occurred on all of the Hawaiian Islands. Today the akepa is confined to the Big Island, Kauai and Maui.