The hornbills are best known for their bizarre puppet-like appearance. However, the social lives of helmeted hornbills are even more outrageous than their brightly colored leathery visages.
Despite Attenborough’s long-beaked Echidna being one of the most evolutionarily distinct mammals it was only discovered in 1961 by a Dutch botanist in the cyclops mountains, Papua, Indonesia.
The Taudactylus genus has been evolving in isolation for over 65 million years, basically, these frogs have been doing their own thing since the extinction of the dinosaurs!
The Brazilian guitarfish is a shark-like ray that has a unique reproductive cycle. It is one of the most endangered species in the south Atlantic with a population decline of over 80% in the last decades.
WAWA Conservation recently teamed up with Illustraciencia, an organisation that tutors artists in scientific nature illustrations. In true WAWA style, we chose four weird and wonderful species: the maleo, Mary River turtle, cork-bark leaf-tail gecko and the saola.
The elusive saola, or two-horned unicorn, is cited to be one the rarest large animals on Earth, and has yet to been seen in the wild by a biologist!
As exemplary parents, the Maleo cooks its chicks in geothermal sands until they are just right.
The cork-bark leaf-tail gecko is a master of disguise, but despite its perfect camouflage it can’t hide from habitat destruction.
You should probably know that unlike most other turtles, Mary River turtles breathe with their butts!
It is vital that modern trafficking is halted as soon as possible to ensure the Sunda pangolin’s continued existence as a species. With enough immediate action we may be able to prevent our tiny knights from going extinct, like so many animals before them.