Eli Sooker is a NZ-based conservationist, writer, and photographer, and you can now find his page in the Story collection on the Wild Focus Project! Eli is currently in Japan, and recently had the opportunity to visit the Shiretoko Peninsula, a wildlife haven. This week, he shares his photos and thoughts on the experience. Enjoy!
When it comes to publicity for protecting wild cats, the big ones get the lion’s share of attention and funding. The 7 big cat species are some of the best known animals in the world. But what about the world’s other wild cats? There are 33 known “small cat” species around the world that are just as important and deserve just as much attention…
- What is the world’s most trafficked/poached animal?
- What is the only mammal in the world that has scales?
- What do you get when you cross an anteater with a pinecone?
The answer to all three questions is: the pangolin! Meet the cutest, weirdest, most threatened critter you’ve never heard of...