Vulnerable Species at Bagheera

Choose any of the Vulnerable Species below for further study and review. This will help deepen one’s understanding of why the species is in danger of becoming endangered.


Dwarf Crocodile: Crocodilians were once abundant in many tropical waters around the world. Crocodiles, along with their relatives the alligators, caimans, and gavials, are ancient animals that walked the Earth…continue reading


Florida Manatee: Although their bulbous, whiskery face makes this hard to believe today, manatees are probably the source of legends about mermaids. Their humanlike eyes must have captivated the…continue reading


Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur: The hairy-eared dwarf lemur of Madagascar is one of the smallest primates known. It was first described by scientists in 1875 and was not seen after that except by local Madagascan people…continue reading


Hyacinth Macaw: Many people are familiar with macaws and parrots as pet store animals. It might be difficult, then, for people to imagine what these large, loud, beautiful birds look like in the wild…continue reading


Indian Python: Throughout history, humans have regarded snakes with both fascination and horror. In many cultures, snakes have been symbols of evil, from the Biblical serpent in the Garden of…continue reading


Komodo Dragon: Imagine being shipwrecked on a remote island and finding yourself face-to-face with the world’s largest living lizard — a meat-eating monster up to 12 feet (3.6 m) long, weighing…continue reading


Leatherback Sea Turtle: Once a male leatherback sea turtle struggles from its egg and makes its way to the sea as a 4-inch (10 cm) hatchling, it may never again return to land during its 80-year lifetime…continue reading


Malayan Sun Bear: The smallest bear in the world, an adult male Malayan sun bear is about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall when standing on its hind legs and can weigh up to 140 pounds (64 kg). Despite their small size, sun…continue reading


Short-tailed Albatross: As described in this famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, sailors have long considered the albatross to be a good omen. Early ocean explorers believed that sighting a bird…continue reading

Bagheera is Produced by Endangered Species Journalist Craig Kasnoff

to Promote the Plight of Endangered Species and the Efforts to Save Them.