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The team that visited the White City documented this venomous Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii).

In a ‘lost city’ in the Honduran rainforest, researchers have discovered 3 animals thought to be extinct

In a recent expedition to the "lost" White City in Honduras, scientists discovered rare creatures previously thought to have disappeared.
41% of global insect species are at risk, a new study finds.

Last year, 40% of honey-bee colonies in the US died. But bees aren’t the only insects disappearing in unprecedented numbers.

In 2018, 40% of US honey-bee colonies perished. They're just one victim of the sixth mass extinction — 40% of the world's insects are in decline.
The Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" is about a creature who "speaks for the trees."

The iconic tree thought to have inspired ‘The Lorax’ has suddenly died — and the whole species is at risk of extinction

The iconic cypress tree that may have inspired Dr. Seuss to write "The Lorax" has died. But the whole species is actually vulnerable to extinction.
A skeleton of a fish lies forgotten on the dry bed of Lake Penuelas outside Santiago, Chile.

18 signs we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction due to climate change and human-driven habitat destruction.
A white-lipped island pit viper, native to southeast Indonesia. The snake is usually green in color, not blue.

Frogs are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign the 6th mass extinction is hitting one group of creatures hardest

Up to 40% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Here are 15 rare species of frogs, geckos, and snakes caught colorfully on camera.
People look at a 16-year-old critically endangered Hawksbill turtle after releasing it into the sea at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center of the Royal Thai Navy, in Sattahip, Chonburi province, east of Bangkok August 10, 2010.

These 15 ocean species have already gone extinct. A dozen others will probably disappear in our lifetime.

Over the past 500 years, 15 ocean species have gone extinct. About 70 other species are currently vulnerable and could disappear in our lifetime.

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino has died – leaving just one female alive

The rhino had a "calm and steady manner", and was a favorite with researchers and visitors.
No more than 80,000 koalas remain in the wild, according to the Australian Koala Foundation.

Only 80,000 koalas remain in the world, rendering them ‘functionally extinct’ — another victim of the 6th mass extinction

According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there are only 80,000 koalas left on the continent. The marsupials may now be "functionally extinct."
A snow leopard at a regular scent-marking site within its range in the Himalayas.

The world’s living creatures are disappearing at unprecedented rates — here’s what we stand to lose, according to a landmark UN repo...

A new UN report about the world's biodiversity found that up to 1 million species face extinction. Here's a breakdown of what could disappear.