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Kalibasib (Nickname is Kali), an 18-year-old male tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, Bubalus mindorensis, at Tamaraw Gene Pool Farm on Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

This species critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

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Herders graze their stock illegally in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti granti) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A park guard watches helplessly as cattle graze illegally inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. With no room for grazing animals left outside the park’s boundaries, livestock are moved into the park, often with disastrous results for the lions who prey on the herds.

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Cattlemen run their herd illegally inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. With no room for grazing animals left outside the park’s boundary, livestock are moved into the park, often with disastrous results for the lions who prey on the herds.

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A waterbuck is surrounded by cattle inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The cattle are in the park illegally, and conflicts arise daily when lions find the cows to be easy prey.

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Along the eastern side of Lake Albert, the difference in vegetation is striking. On the east side of the main road lies the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve. One the west side lies a community area where cattle have severely overgrazed the landscape.

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Grazing cattle at the Charles M. Russell NWR in Montana.

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A male Attwater’s prairie-chicken watches the sky for predators. The endangered birds depend on native coastal prairiegrasses for food and a place to hide from predators.

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The endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken needs short grass to see other members of its species as well as predators. Biologists rotate cattle grazing to simulate the bison that once kept the prairie trimmed.

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