endangered animals

US May Take Humpback Whale Off Endangered Species List

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

New data shows that humpback whale populations have been growing steadily over recent decades, and as a result, the U.S. government may take the humpback whale off the endangered species list. Last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received results from an extensive study showing that the north Pacific humpback whale ...

Tasmanian Devil Faces Extinction Because of Facial Cancer

May 21, 2008 / No Comments

With the size of a small muscular dog, the Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world, only found in the Australian island state of Tasmania. It has black fur and is renowned for its disturbing call, ferocious temperament and the fact that it releases an offensive odor when stressed. The Tasmanian Devil, also referred to simply as "the ...