Peter Pratje has a special bond with orangutans. For the last 12 years, he’s been releasing the apes into the wild.
Whether it’s in pirate films, at the zoo or in nature, biologist Steve Boyes is fascinated by the Cape Parrot.
Bee researcher Uma Partap is fascinated by the dynamics of honeybee colonies and how much humans rely on the insects.
Tirapong Yamyuan, a boatman in Khanom in Thailand, is passionate about pink-colored rare dolphins.
Gebre Maream is a cattle breeder in Bonga, Ethiopia. The animals are much more than a source of income for him.
Vietnam’s growing affluent classes have developed a taste for rare and hugely expensive wildlife species and products. Conservation groups are trying to change that in a bid to save the country’s shrinking biodiversity.
Political instability in the Central African Republic affects the region’s wildlife as well. Following a coup, the Dzanga-Sangha reserve can no longer be properly run. That’s opened the door to rampant illegal poaching.
They are both indigenous to Australia, both bounce and are both marsupials, which mean they carry their young, known as joeys, in their in-built pouches. But that is pretty much where the similarities end.
A wallaroo… linguistically at least. The portmanteau describes an animal which is smaller than a kangaroo and bigger than a wallaby, with many characteristics that make it unique.
A bloat. Might seem a little facetious, but that is indeed the term used to describe a collection of these semi-aquatic mammals.