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This Is the Most 'Indestructible' Animal on Earth
July 27, 2017 - This isn't any ordinary microscopic organism. It's a tardigrade—the most 'indestructible' animal on Earth. Also called water bears, tardigrades can survive up to 30 years without food, live in volcanoes, and endure the vacuum of space. Researchers say they could even survive an asteroid impact like the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Only the eventual death of the sun may be enough to wipe out the tardigrades. Click here to read These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse.
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National Geographic Magazine
October 2019
Vanishing: A Special Issue
By Elizabeth Kolbert, Craig Welch. Joshua Foer & Richard Conniff
What We Lose When An Animal Goes Extinct
Photograph by Joel Sartore

The last mass extinction was caused by an asteroid. The blame for the next one lies much closer to home, with us. This collection of stories reports on the animals that are vanishing around the world – and what the loss of the last of their kind means for the future.

A Special Issue of National Geographic Magazine

Last of His Kind What capturing the last moment of the last male northern white rhino taught a war photographer.
Vanishing Through Joel Sartore's charismatic Photo Ark imagery, a look at some of the most endangered animals on Earth 
Surviving, Despite Us Few animals epitomise existence under human threats like the sea turtle. This report documents their compelling fight against the odds. 
Giraffes In plain sight, the giraffe has quietly slid into desperate times. Understanding this remarkable creature is key to the efforts to save it.
Where Fish are Stuck in Time A Louisiana biologist's huge collection of aquatic life-in-jars shows how humans have pushed some species toward extinction.
The Dinosaur in the Room Inside the murky world – and opulent lives – of private dinosaur collectors.

Plus Fragile Life in Fresh Water | The Case for Culling Cats | Saving Precarious Plants

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