Saying goodbye isn't easy, but sudan will never be forgotten. 🦏❤️ san diego zoo global is leading the fight against extinction and we’re dedicated to saving the northern white rhino before time runs out. click the link in our bio and swipe to learn more. #sudan4ever#endextinction
With a very heavy heart, we share with you that sudan, a 45-year-old northern white rhino who lived at the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya, passed away from age-related health complications.
sudan was the last male northern white rhino on earth. northern white rhinos are critically endangered and now only 2 remain on the planet. sudan's passing is heartbreaking and brings these gentle giants one step closer to extinction.
as devastating as this may seem, there's still hope. we are dedicated to saving the northern white rhino. learn more at the link in our bio. #endextinction#sudanforever
Is there any better #mondaymotivation?
although largely solitary, red pandas exchange information using scent glands, visual cues, and a variety of calls. red pandas that feel threatened make an ear-splitting, grumbly barking sound. adults use high-frequency twitters and low-frequency bleats during breeding season. other sounds include squeals, snorts, and audible exhales.
#originalpanda#redhead 📷: cyn reynolds
Fill your head with #cheetah trivia this #caturday. 1) cheetahs are the only cats that, while sprinting, can turn in midair to follow their prey. 2) cheetahs don’t need to drink water, as they get the moisture they need from the bodies of their prey. 3) cheetahs can accelerate to freeway speeds in just a few strides. 4) the word cheetah comes from the ancient indian sanskrit word chita or chitra, meaning “distinctively marked” or “variegated, bright, or speckled.” 5) a group of cheetahs is called a coalition. 📷: gregory asaro #cheetahsalwaysprosper#sandiegozoo#endextinction
It's pretty fishy at #polarbearplunge these days. 🐟 kalluk, tatqiq, and chinook are given occasional fish treats to encourage natural hunting behaviors and offer opportunities to thrive. #polarplay#endextinction
Kupatwa, our 3-week-old schmidt’s guenon, is monkeying around ituri forest. 🐒💕 this little guy shares his habitat with a few spotted-necked otters and a troop of allen’s swamp monkeys. schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys like kupatwa have a prominent heart-shaped spot on their nose, so you have another reason to love them. #babymonkeybiz#heartshapednose#monkeyseemonkeydo