Each year Dindim spends approximately eight months with Joao and is believed to spend the rest of the time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.
The tiger. Without doubt one of the most iconic and best-loved animals on Planet Earth. And, with a deadly mix of habitat loss, poaching and other human pressures, one of the most endangered. Wild tiger numbers have crashed by a staggering 97% in the last century. But the last few years have seen tentative but welcome signs of hope for the giant striped cat.
At the start of the 20th century, one million black rhinos roamed the majestic landscapes of Africa. By 2001 that number had dropped to approximately 2,300. The western Black Rhino (a different subspecies) was declared extinct in 2011 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
In spite of the ban on the international trade in ivory, one of Africa’s most beautiful creatures, the African elephant, is still being poached to the point of extinction. Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed every year for their ivory tusks.