Hello Everyone and welcome to our first full content blog for the visit-the-zoo.com website.

Fingers were at the ready to start typing this blog when we just stumbled onto this Bing video that we thought was very relevant:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/worlds-weirdest-dogs/ufnh7ylo?q=viral+animals&from=en-us_msnhp&rel=msn&cpkey=f4af92c8-b14f-4b54-af78-89deb09aaaf5%257cviral%2banimals%257cmsn%257c%257c

Ya better look at it quick, these vids tend to eventually get dropped off servers from these large content providers.

Anyway, the subject of the video was, “10 Animals Humans Have Saved from Extinction.” As a short-cut to the video content let me give you the list with a note or two.

  • Siberian Tiger-was near extinction at 40 remaining, now 450.
  • Gray Whale-nearly extinct, now 25,000 estimated.
  • Bermuda Petrel-a bird thought to be extinct, now 250.
  • Mountain Gorilla-on a steep slope to extinction, now 750 estimated.
  • North American Bison-40 million once roamed the North American continent, now 500,000 but only 20,000 in the wild.
  • Tahki-wild horse, now 600 remaining.
  • Golden Lion Tamarin-now 1,000 remaining.
  • Southern White Rhino-now a respectable 16,000 remaining.
  • Tu Long Alligator-now 200 remaining.
  • Bald Eagle-was down to 417 now 1000 breeding pairs remaining.

So, it’s not all doom and gloom with extinction, there is hope.

By now, we really hope you have had the opportunity to purchase and download one or two or the entire “Visit the Zoo” series of books available on Nook and Kindle. You can use the quick links on the Home Page at our website www.visit-the-zoo.com to get transferred over to Amazon or BarnesandNoble. And don’t forget that if  you don’t have ebook readers from those two companies you can get their free ebook reader apps to download onto your tablets, iPads, computers or smartphones.

One more quick thought…can you believe it, February is already here and we are well into the New Year. We hope that all of your dreams and hopes and plans come through and that you have a wonderful and healthy year ahead. Take care and keep in touch.

Guanaco
Their domestic descendants: the Llama. Guanacos live in South America. They are fast runners, can sprint up to 35 miles per hour.
 
Frederick Fichman