In continuing with the Phineas & Ferb"104 Days of Summer" theme, I got to thinking of Perry...Perry the Platypus. Agent P, to you and me.
Now while "a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action," who works for Major Monogram might be rather rare, I got to wondering about live and true semi-aquatic egg-laying mammals... how rare are they?
Well, it seems as though, while the platypus was once threatened, they are now classified as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Animals AND it is legally protected everywhere they live. Good news.
Yet, not all animals are so lucky. Mother Nature Network has an amazing infographic of the Top 20 Countries with the Most Endangered Species. Of course, given it's somewhat sad and vast scope and size, the infographic won't fit comfortably here at GTG, so be sure to click the title above or the info-image to see it in its fullest!! Ecuador has been greatly hit in both the fauna AND flora species...and the United States faring well either with endangered animals--ranking at #2. Sad but true.
To take a look at some amazing animals, and find out where your favorite ranks on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, check out Arkive, a stupendous storehouse of wildlife photographs and films with a high mission toward conservation and animal protection!!
Perry the Platypus pic from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_the_Platypus; infographic from http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/infographic-top-20-countries-with-most-endangered-species
Monday, June 11, 2012
Where Does Perry the Platypus Fall on the Endangered Species List?
Posted by Vicki at 12:35 PM
Labels: biodiversity , online resources , wildlife
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