A two-week-old Eastern Bongo calf looks out from under her mother at Sydneys Taronga Zoo. Eastern (or Highlands) Bongos are critically endangered with as few as 75 remaining in small groups of six to 12 animals in their Kenyan upland range.
Blue-tongued lizards, or skinks, have vivid cobalt-colored tongues. Native only to Australia, they& docile creatures that are often kept as pets. They& also the world& largest urban-dwelling wild lizards, and can grow as long as two feet!