Some cool endangered animals images:
World Animal Day 2012
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Golden Lion Tamarin
(Bronx Zoo, New York)
These interesting animals are critically endangered, as are many of the forests in which they live. Brazil's Atlantic coastal rain forests are disappearing due to ever-expanding logging, agriculture, and industry, and unfortunately, the golden lion tamarin is in danger of vanishing with them.
Over 1,000 golden lion tamarins are estimated to survive in fragments of rain forests. As a result of concerted efforts, about one-third of them are descendants of a reintroduction program.
World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October the 4th. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned on locations all over the globe. The 4th of October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment.
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