Joel Sartore was featured on the Today Show to announce that ten different Photo Ark images will be featured on multiple covers of National Geographic Magazine’s April issue. A first in NGM’s history, the issue will go on sale worldwide in late March.
Also appearing on the show was John Chapo, director of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, where the Photo Ark began more than ten years ago. Mr. Chapo brought along several LCZ animals, including a serval and the armadillo that is actually featured on one of the covers.
See more photos of our cover critters:
Two koala joeys cling to each other, waiting to be placed with human caregivers. Once they’re old enough, they’ll be released into the wild. (Image ID: ANI088-00011)
A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. (Image ID: ANI063-00027)
An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo. (Image ID: ANI019-00208)
A vulnerable hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at the San Antonio Zoo. (Image ID: ANI059-00007)
An Andean porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) at the Saint Louis Zoo. (Image ID: ANI062-00351)