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ENDANGERED Animals for the signs

Aries: Tiger

// Like you, Bengal Tigers are fiery and independent, they can camouflage themselves into the background, but once they show themselves you’ll never forget it // Current Threats: Commercial Logging, Poaching, Agriculture, Development, Human Settlements, Decline of Prey // Entire Population: 3,200 // ENDANGERED //

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Taurus: Giant Panda

// Like you, Giant Pandas are charismatic and stubborn, most of their time consists of eating and they’re just generally loveable all-round // Current Threats: Habitat Fragmentation, Human Expansion // Entire Population: 1,864 // ENDANGERED //

ADOPT A GIANT PANDA (UK) // ADOPT A GIANT PANDA (USA)

Gemini: Asian Elephant

// Like you, Asian Elephants are sociable and intelligent, they travel in herds to support and comfort one another, they also learn easily and are renowned as wise // Current Threats: Habitat Loss, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Poaching // Entire Population: 40,000-50,000 // ENDANGERED //

ADOPT AN ASIAN ELEPHANT (UK) // ADOPT AN ASIAN ELEPHANT (USA)

Cancer: Blue Whale

// Like you, Blue Whales have huge hearts, literally, their’s is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and will call out for a partner in 188 decibel cries that can be heard hundreds of miles away // Current Threats: Bycatch, Whaling, Climate Change // ENDANGERED //

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Leo: Lion

// Like you, Lions are the Kings/Queens of the jungle, the symbol of power, they are the most sociable of all the big cats and have an admirably majestic aura // Current Threats: Agriculture, Habitat Fragmentation, Decline of Prey, Human Settlements, Human-Wildlife Conflict // Entire Population: 30,000-35,000 // VULNERABLE //

ADOPT A LION (UK) // ADOPT A LION (USA)

Virgo: Marine Turtle

// Like you, Marine Turtles are wonderful observers and are able to navigate thousands of kilometres when migrating between feeding and nesting grounds // Current Threats: Habitat Destruction, Fishing, Poaching, Climate Change // Entire Population: Unknown // ENDANGERED-CRITICALLY ENDANGERED //

ADOPT A MARINE TURTLE (UK) // ADOPT A MARINE TURTLE (USA)

Libra: Adélie Penguin

// Like you, Adélie Penguins need others around them to thrive and live in colonies of hundreds, and although they can explore depths of up to 180m, they prefer to stay in shallow waters // Current Threats: Climate Change, More Snow, Gentoo Penguins, Overfishing & Oil // Current Population: 5,000,000 // NEAR THREATENED //

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Scorpio: Mountain Gorilla

// Like you, Mountain Gorillas may appear intimidating, yet they generally mean no harm, unless threatened, they have a quiet and mysterious aura and are one of the species that has intrigued humanity the most // Current Threats: Habitat Loss, Catching Human Illnesses, Poaching, Oil Exploration // Entire Population: 880 // CRITICALLY ENDANGERED //

ADOPT A MOUNTAIN GORILLA (UK) // ADOPT A MOUNTAIN GORILLA (USA)

Sagittarius: Snow Leopard

// Like you, Snow Leopards like to explore and are usually found in high, rugged mountain landscapes, they are solitary creatures and are rarely seen outside the early and late hours // Current Threats: Habitat Fragmentation, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Climate Change // Entire Population: 4,000-6,500 // ENDANGERED //

ADOPT A SNOW LEOPARD (UK) // ADOPT A SNOW LEOPARD (USA)

Capricorn: Polar Bear

// Like you, Polar Bears are extremely hard working and determined, they can roam up to 600,000 square km to find food and mates, they are tough and survive some of the harshest climate conditions on the planet but still manage to warm our hearts // Current Threats: Human-Wildlife Conflict, Oil & Gas Exploration, Climate Change // Entire Population: 20,000-25,000 // VULNERABLE //

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Aquarius: Amur Leopard

// Like you, Amur Leopards are unique and of a rare variety, they are able to adapt to every situation by varying the length of their fur coat, which stays short in Summer and grows long in Winter, they keep to themselves and thrive in solitude, and (as they are nocturnal) rule the night-life // Current Threats: Human Settlement, Logging, Forest Fires, Habitat Loss, Decline of Prey, Inbreeding (Due to low population), Illegal Trade in Body Parts // Entire Population: 70 // CRITICALLY ENDANGERED //

ADOPT AN AMUR LEOPARD (UK) // ADOPT AN AMUR LEOPARD (USA)

Pisces: Sumatran Orang-utan

// Like you, Sumatran Orang-utans seek out care and support and can stay with their mothers for 7-11 years, clinging to their bodies and sleeping in their nests.  They spend a lot of their time alone but now and again meet up with members of their community so as not to drift too far from contact and become isolated // Current Threats: Agriculture & Palm Oil, Habitat Loss, Illegal Pet Trade // Entire Population: 6,600 // CRITICALLY ENDANGERED //

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