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Global Animal’s curated photo galleries of spectacular wildlife.

Misleading Animal Names (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL NAMES) While some animal species are humorously named after celebrities such as Beyonce, George Bush, and Star Wars character Yoda, other animal names seem to make no sense at all. I wonder if the scientists who named these animals were just trying to pull our legs… — Global Animal

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What will it take before we respect the planet? Photo credit: World Wildlife Foundation

Animal Ads Prove A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISM/PICTURES OF ANIMALS) The powerful images in the gallery below help give a voice to innocent animals who would otherwise be left unheard. Produced by animal rights organizations like World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Society for Protection of Animals (SPA), these animal ad campaigns shed light on which species are close to extinction and how we can change our everyday practices to protect wildlife. Check out the following animal ads that strive to bring awareness to animal rights issues and inhumane practices. — Global Animal

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Popular Wildlife Photos Stir Debate (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/PICTURES OF ANIMALS) RUSSIA — Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova has embarked on a mission to bring fantasy to life. Her photo collection is a surrealist treasure, and recently went viral thanks to the wide assortment of unique animal centerpieces. Plotnikova controversially uses real wild animals as companions to her young female models, contrasting the two species’ worlds and juxtaposing fantasy with reality. Although her creations are highly fabricated and use trained wildlife, the photos are quite stunning and seem to celebrate animals in their natural environment. Nevertheless, Plotnikova’s project poses the following questions: Do these photos showcase the natural beauty and essence of various species and their environments? Do the photos bring about an appreciation for the animals, or are they simply being exploited? View Plotnikova’s pictures in the following gallery and share your thoughts in the comments section. — Global Animal

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Rare Spotting: Wild Snow Leopard Caught On Camera (GALLERY)

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILD ANIMAL PICTURES) In 1971, National Geographic’s Dr. George B. Schaller captured the first-ever picture of a snow leopard in the wild. Snow leopards are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and are one of the most highly elusive species in the world. They are rarely ever seen in nature due to their tendency to hide from other animals. In an effort to preserve the species, scientists are working to gain a better understanding of the animal. Recently, a team of scientists working with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences set out to capture snow leopards in their natural habitat with a camera trap. Read the full article below for more information concerning their work and see the rare pictures for yourself. — Global Animal

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10 Of The Rarest Animals On Earth (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE) National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has recently undergone a project aimed at photographing some of the world’s most rare animals. The stunning pictures represent Sartore’s goal to show audiences what they’re on the verge of losing. He prefers to take portraits of his animal subjects because it allows for both the biggest and smallest animals to receive equal weight. “Some of the frogs I’ve photographed are the size of a thumbnail, and this is a way for me to put them on equal footing with bigger animals like lions,” according to Sartore. The animals featured below are only 10 of the 2,300 species considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). — Global Animal

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15 Favorite Unusual Animal Families

(ANIMAL PICTURES/ANIMAL FAMILIES) We often hear stories of people adopting abandoned baby animals, but how often do you hear of a tiger who adopted piglets, or a gorilla who adopted a kitten? This beautiful photo gallery showcases the special relationship between inter-species families. From MSNBC’s Today, meet furry, four-legged moms who adopted, nursed and nurtured animals of completely different species. — Global Animal

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A monkey and bird make unlikely, but fast friends. Photo Credit: Reddit

Everybody Loves A Hug (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) We all need somebody to lean on, and that includes our fellow animal friends. From big to small, tame to wild, animals of all shapes and sizes can’t turn down an honest-to-goodness hug. Check out these photos capturing some adorable embraces. — Global Animal

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