Two silky sifakas, among the rarest animals in the world, nosing around each other in the rain forest of Madagascar. Duke primatologist Erik Patel is working to protect the species and was the focus of an Animal Planet program. (Photo by Kevin Schafer)
Silky sifakas, which live in the rainforests of Madagascar, are critically endangered, with as few as 300 individuals remaining. A team of biologists is undertaking an emergency effort to protect and study the primates. Photo by Toby Smith.
noch ein süßer Baby-elefant :-) Mama Elephant & Her Newborn
Pictures: Window on the World 18th October
Sumatran orangutans "Bella" (L, born in 1981) and her daughter "Harapan" (born on February 3, 2005) are pictured on October 15, 2012 at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, during a press appointment to promote the tv film "Lost on Borneo" by German public tv chain ARD. Central theme of the film is the endangered habitat for the animals living in the wild in the rain forests of Malaysia and Indonesia.
A pair of lemurs cling to the sharp stones of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, located close to the western coast of Madagascar. The reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Stephen Alvarez