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  • Hawksbill turtle females always return to the beach where they hatched to lay their eggs. For this species to survive, we need to ensure that enough tropical beaches remain undisturbed.
There are so many amazing creatures in this world that #NationalGeographic #PhotoArk by @JoelSartore is seeking to capture on camera. This globally ambitious project aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. By using the power of photography, Joel Sartore is inspiring people to help species at risk before it is too late.

#SaveTogether #steiff #knopfimohr @natgeodeutschland @InsideNatgeo
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    Hawksbill turtle females always return to the beach where they hatched to lay their eggs. For this species to survive, we need to ensure that enough tropical beaches remain undisturbed.
    There are so many amazing creatures in this world that #NationalGeographic #PhotoArk by @JoelSartore is seeking to capture on camera. This globally ambitious project aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. By using the power of photography, Joel Sartore is inspiring people to help species at risk before it is too late.

    #SaveTogether #steiff #knopfimohr @natgeodeutschland @InsideNatgeo

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  • ​Become a penguin protector by choosing to consume ocean-friendly seafood! Gentoo penguins like these two @theomahazoo are the fastest species of penguin in the world, swimming at speeds of up to 22 miles per hour! As carnivores, they mainly feed on crustaceans, fish, and squid, diving up to 450 times in a single day to find food. Unlike other species of penguins, the population of this bird is actually increasing in certain regions, though the species as a whole still faces a number of threats. The survival of gentoo penguins is at risk due to ocean pollution, increased human activity in breeding areas, and a large number of active and discarded fishing nets, which the birds could accidentally become entangled in. By downloading the @seafoodwatch app today and using it when you purchase seafood, you can ensure the seafood on your plate has been caught in a way that doesn’t negatively impact ocean health or the homes of many species like gentoo penguins. #penguin #gentoo #tuxedo #blackandwhite #carnivore #sustainableseafood #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    ​Become a penguin protector by choosing to consume ocean-friendly seafood! Gentoo penguins like these two @theomahazoo are the fastest species of penguin in the world, swimming at speeds of up to 22 miles per hour! As carnivores, they mainly feed on crustaceans, fish, and squid, diving up to 450 times in a single day to find food. Unlike other species of penguins, the population of this bird is actually increasing in certain regions, though the species as a whole still faces a number of threats. The survival of gentoo penguins is at risk due to ocean pollution, increased human activity in breeding areas, and a large number of active and discarded fishing nets, which the birds could accidentally become entangled in. By downloading the @seafoodwatch app today and using it when you purchase seafood, you can ensure the seafood on your plate has been caught in a way that doesn’t negatively impact ocean health or the homes of many species like gentoo penguins. #penguin #gentoo #tuxedo #blackandwhite #carnivore #sustainableseafood #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  17,578  81  22 August, 2019
  • Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | Today is World Lizard Day! A tokay gecko strikes a pose during a photo shoot @sunsetzoomhk. Two variants of tokay geckos exist: red-spotted and black-spotted. The coloration of this species is important for camouflage, and they can actually lighten or darken their skin color to better blend in with their environment. To see other colorful species in the Photo Ark and learn how you can protect animals like this one in the wild, follow me @joelsartore. #WorldLizardDay #tokaygecko #cute #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | Today is World Lizard Day! A tokay gecko strikes a pose during a photo shoot @sunsetzoomhk. Two variants of tokay geckos exist: red-spotted and black-spotted. The coloration of this species is important for camouflage, and they can actually lighten or darken their skin color to better blend in with their environment. To see other colorful species in the Photo Ark and learn how you can protect animals like this one in the wild, follow me @joelsartore. #WorldLizardDay #tokaygecko #cute #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  612,882  4,745  14 August, 2019
  • An endangered pileated gibbon with her eight-month-old infant @gibbonconservationcenter, a great facility that I had the honor of visiting not long ago. Their mission is to promote the conservation, study, and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation. However,​ they have lost their lease and need to find a new home for their gibbons soon, and can only do this with your support. To learn how you can help, please click the link in my bio. ​#gibbon #primate #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    An endangered pileated gibbon with her eight-month-old infant @gibbonconservationcenter, a great facility that I had the honor of visiting not long ago. Their mission is to promote the conservation, study, and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation. However,​ they have lost their lease and need to find a new home for their gibbons soon, and can only do this with your support. To learn how you can help, please click the link in my bio. ​ #gibbon #primate #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  17,871  61  21 August, 2019
  • It's hard to believe that this wiry looking chick will soon transform into a stunning adult Guianan cock-of-the-rock like this male @dallas_world_aquarium. Found throughout southern Guyana, Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil, these birds are known for their bright orange feathers and half-moon crests on their heads. In the wild, males spend much of the day at a communal lek (area used for breeding displays). Leks can contain as many as 50 males attempting to attract mates, either participating in combat displays, or elaborate dancing displays. Females often choose nesting sites near the males’ leks, and will sometimes work in groups to build nests out of mud, clay, and plant matter. Once a pair has mated, eggs will be incubated for about a month before chicks like the one above hatch! #chick #cockoftherock #guianan #orange #bright #fuzzy #bird #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    It's hard to believe that this wiry looking chick will soon transform into a stunning adult Guianan cock-of-the-rock like this male @dallas_world_aquarium. Found throughout southern Guyana, Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil, these birds are known for their bright orange feathers and half-moon crests on their heads. In the wild, males spend much of the day at a communal lek (area used for breeding displays). Leks can contain as many as 50 males attempting to attract mates, either participating in combat displays, or elaborate dancing displays. Females often choose nesting sites near the males’ leks, and will sometimes work in groups to build nests out of mud, clay, and plant matter. Once a pair has mated, eggs will be incubated for about a month before chicks like the one above hatch! #chick #cockoftherock #guianan #orange #bright #fuzzy #bird #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  45,039  469  17 July, 2019
  • This statuesque beauty is a clouded leopard @houstonzoo. These cats, which are native to Southeast Asia, got their name because of their spots, which resemble clouds. Officially listed as a species in the 1800’s, there is still very little that we know about this species nearly 200 years later due to their secretive nature. ​Most of what we know about clouded leopard behavior actually comes from observing them in zoos. In the wild, its rain forest habitat is often divided into small, unconnected patches of forest by industrial logging and the development of agricultural areas, including vast palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia. If clouded leopards cannot move freely within their home range, they lose access to vital resources and can't find a mate, which leads to a decrease in genetic diversity. ​You can help protect habitat for these cats by choosing food and beauty products containing palm oil that is certified as sustainable. Check out the link in my bio to learn more! #cloudedleopard #spotty #pouncing #playful #cat #sustainablepalmoil #RSPO #PhotoArk #savingwildlife
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    This statuesque beauty is a clouded leopard @houstonzoo. These cats, which are native to Southeast Asia, got their name because of their spots, which resemble clouds. Officially listed as a species in the 1800’s, there is still very little that we know about this species nearly 200 years later due to their secretive nature. ​Most of what we know about clouded leopard behavior actually comes from observing them in zoos. In the wild, its rain forest habitat is often divided into small, unconnected patches of forest by industrial logging and the development of agricultural areas, including vast palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia. If clouded leopards cannot move freely within their home range, they lose access to vital resources and can't find a mate, which leads to a decrease in genetic diversity. ​You can help protect habitat for these cats by choosing food and beauty products containing palm oil that is certified as sustainable. Check out the link in my bio to learn more! #cloudedleopard #spotty #pouncing #playful #cat #sustainablepalmoil #RSPO #PhotoArk #savingwildlife

  •  42,207  201  16 August, 2019
  • Perfectly posed, it's hard to believe these two red-shanked douc langurs are real, and not just two well-carved sculptures. In the wild, this colorful primate is found in north-central Vietnam, central and southern Laos, and northeastern Cambodia. As forest dwellers, langurs will travel through the trees, feeding on leaves, fruit, flowers, and occasionally, bark. They mostly live in smaller family groups made up of one male and multiple females, but are known to regularly gather in larger groups of up to 50 individuals. While their total population size is unknown, researchers believe the population in Laos is more stable than the Vietnamese population, though both face considerable threats. Hunting for food and use in traditional medicine is the greatest threat facing this species, followed closely by habitat loss. In more recent years, the likelihood of langurs being captured for the pet trade has also gone up. Photo taken @endangeredprimaterescuecenter. #langur #douclangur #multicolored #primate #endangeredspecies #notapet #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    Perfectly posed, it's hard to believe these two red-shanked douc langurs are real, and not just two well-carved sculptures. In the wild, this colorful primate is found in north-central Vietnam, central and southern Laos, and northeastern Cambodia. As forest dwellers, langurs will travel through the trees, feeding on leaves, fruit, flowers, and occasionally, bark. They mostly live in smaller family groups made up of one male and multiple females, but are known to regularly gather in larger groups of up to 50 individuals. While their total population size is unknown, researchers believe the population in Laos is more stable than the Vietnamese population, though both face considerable threats. Hunting for food and use in traditional medicine is the greatest threat facing this species, followed closely by habitat loss. In more recent years, the likelihood of langurs being captured for the pet trade has also gone up. Photo taken @endangeredprimaterescuecenter. #langur #douclangur #multicolored #primate #endangeredspecies #notapet #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  51,260  462  29 June, 2019
  • Help create a brighter future for orangutans like Ayu and D.J. @tamansafariid by only buying from companies that support sustainable palm oil practices. While both Bornean and Sumatran orangutans are fully protected by law, the forest that they depend on is not. ​Logging to make room for palm oil plantations has made it almost impossible for orangutans to find tall old growth trees which they need to cross rivers that divide their habitat. The inability to move freely makes mating with other orangutans difficult, leading to a lack of genetic diversity which can be disastrous for a species whose numbers are already declining.​ Orangutans play an important role as gardeners of their forest homes - without them, many tree species would disappear entirely. But, humans still want palm oil, so in order for orangutan populations to thrive, humans need to find solutions for people and wildlife to live together. Check out the palm oil story in the highlights section to learn what actions you can take to protect orangutans in the wild. #Worldorangutanday ​#orangutan #babies #borneo #sumatra #cute #endangeredspecies #sustainablepalmoil #RSPO #PhotoArk #savetogether
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    Help create a brighter future for orangutans like Ayu and D.J. @tamansafariid by only buying from companies that support sustainable palm oil practices. While both Bornean and Sumatran orangutans are fully protected by law, the forest that they depend on is not. ​Logging to make room for palm oil plantations has made it almost impossible for orangutans to find tall old growth trees which they need to cross rivers that divide their habitat. The inability to move freely makes mating with other orangutans difficult, leading to a lack of genetic diversity which can be disastrous for a species whose numbers are already declining.​ Orangutans play an important role as gardeners of their forest homes - without them, many tree species would disappear entirely. But, humans still want palm oil, so in order for orangutan populations to thrive, humans need to find solutions for people and wildlife to live together. Check out the palm oil story in the highlights section to learn what actions you can take to protect orangutans in the wild. #Worldorangutanday#orangutan #babies #borneo #sumatra #cute #endangeredspecies #sustainablepalmoil #RSPO #PhotoArk #savetogether

  •  67,162  772  19 August, 2019
  • Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | A three-month-old baby chimpanzee named Ruben reaches out toward the camera lens @tampazoo. Young chimps like Ruben will stay with their mothers for up to ten years, learning all the skills they need to survive in the wild before branching out to start their own family group. To see an image of an adult chimpanzee in the Photo Ark, follow me @joelsartore. #chimp #chimpanzee #infant #cute #photoark
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    Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | A three-month-old baby chimpanzee named Ruben reaches out toward the camera lens @tampazoo. Young chimps like Ruben will stay with their mothers for up to ten years, learning all the skills they need to survive in the wild before branching out to start their own family group. To see an image of an adult chimpanzee in the Photo Ark, follow me @joelsartore. #chimp #chimpanzee #infant #cute #photoark

  •  397,302  2,865  16 July, 2019