Causes

Help our Cats

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world, but even that speed is not preventing them from being endangered. Namibia is home to the largest remaining population of wild cheetahs in the world, most of which are found on privately held and communal land. Conflicts between farmers and cheetah, and overall fear of cheetahs as predators have led to many cheetah being shot and killed. Their survival is critically dependent on the...

Help our Fish

Saltwater aquariums are SO cool. Watching bright yellow tangs, electric-blue surgeonfish and odd-shaped angelfish darting around is as close to SCUBA diving as you can get without getting wet. But what you might not realize is that nearly every marine fish you have ever seen in an aquarium came directly from the ocean. Freshwater aquarium fish are farmed in huge aquariums (a process called aquaculture), but pretty much all...

Help our Penguins

Emperor penguins are hard to miss. Standing nearly four feet tall, they are the largest species of penguin and can weigh up to 90 lbs. They are top predators in the Antarctic environment but are threatened by climate change, overfishing and pollution. Recent studies of some penguin rookeries in the Ross Sea have shown dramatic changes in populations. At Coulman Island, chick counts are half of what they have been, but at Cape...

Help our Polar Bears

What’s so cool about polar bears? Polar bears live in the Arctic, where the temperature is an average of 0°C (32°F) in summer and -34°C (-29°F) in winter – that’s really cold! How do they survive these harsh temperatures? A thick layer of fur, tough hide, and an insulating layer of body fat helps polar bears keep their body warm even in freezing temperatures.

Polar bears are strong swimmers - scientists have tracked...

Help our Sea Turtles

Did you know that the largest leatherback turtle was recorded weighing 916 kg (2,019 lbs)? That's as big as an elephant, a whale or even a small car! Sea turtles can be found in warm and temperate seas throughout the world. Adults tend to hang out in shallow coastal waters but younger sea turtles can also be found out at sea. Sea turtles hatch from eggs buried in the sand near the water and can live to be 80 years old if they...

Help our Tigers

Tigers are found in tropical rain forests, mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, grasslands, savannahs and rocky areas in Asia. Depending on their habitat, tigers eat a variety of prey ranging from termites to elephant calves, but the majority of their diet consists of large bodied animals weighing about 20 kg (40 lbs.). Unlike many other cat species, tigers readily enter water to cool themselves and to pursue their prey. They are...