The Today Show features the Photo Ark

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.

COVER IS FOR YOUR ONE-TIME EXCLUSIVE USE ONLY AS A TIE-IN WITH THE APRIL 2016 ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. NO SALES, NO TRANSFERS. COVER MAY NOT BE CROPPED OR ALTERED IN ANY WAY. ©National Geographic Top row, from left: waxy monkey tree frog, hippopotamus, Reimann’s snake-necked turtle, snowy owl, Malayan tiger. Bottom row, from left: Brazilian porcupine, southern three-banded armadillo, Indian peafowl, mother and baby koalas, Coquerel’s sifaka.

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.

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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)

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)

An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo. (Image ID: ANI019-00208)

A hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at the San Antonio Zoo. (IUCN: Vulnerable) (Image ID: ANI059-00007)

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)

An Andean porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) at the Saint Louis Zoo. (Image ID: ANI062-00351)