The Malayan Tapir

The largest species of tapir, and the most uniquely-coloured, the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is an endangered odd-toed ungulate found in Southeast Asia. Tapirs are unusual creatures. Superficially appearing like pigs, tapirs actually belong to an ancient lineage including rhinos and horses. The Malayan tapir's striking, two-toned coloration allows this large mammal to camouflage within … Continue reading The Malayan Tapir

The Lesser Antillean Iguana

Critically endangered, the Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima) is in serious decline due to human activity. Endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, the population of this large lizard is estimated at fewer than 20,000 individuals. Moreover, the recent introduction of the non-native green iguana (Iguana iguana) to these islands has resulted in increased … Continue reading The Lesser Antillean Iguana

The African Rock Python

Africa's largest snake, the African rock python (Python sebae) may exceed 6m in length. They have an impressive and varied diet including warthogs, antelopes, monkeys and even crocodiles. Unbelievably, one individual was even recorded eating an adult spotted hyena weighing 70kg. Inhabiting a plethora of habitats across Central and Western Africa, this mighty python is … Continue reading The African Rock Python