A vulnerable banded palm civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) named Yala at the Cincinnati Zoo. Yala means “go” in Arabic, the keepers said, which is appropriate because this creature moved like greased lighting. He is the last of his kind in North American zoos.
A Central American margay (Leopardus wiedii nicaraguae) at Berlin Tierpark in Germany.
This species is listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List.
A rare little golden-mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska.
A vulnerable, male Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) at the Minnesota Zoo.
This once thriving butterfly species, has spiraled into a steep decline due to dwindling prairie habitats.