Black Rhinoceros Interesting Facts:
Nearing extinction, the black rhinoceros has long been hunted for its horns, thought, in some cultures, to possess magical and medicinal qualities.
World’s Most Endangered Species:
Few things in life can be more thrilling than locking eyes with a tigress or swimming with rare turtles. Wildlife expert Bittu Sahgal tells you where to go for a glimpse of some of the world’s imperiled creatures
1. Grey Whale
Best seen at: Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
It was not yet winter, but the cold and drizzle made me shiver as I watched a pod of dolphins swim across the bow of our boat. That was when the captain spotted the vapour spout that I had travelled across the world to see. It was a grey whale, only hundred of which survive today. Arctic oil exploration is the biggest threat to these giant but gentle creatures. The landscape in the Kenai Fjords National Park is otherworldly: a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Anchorage in Alaska and we were in the heart of fabled wildernesses where mooses, bears, marmots and wolves roamed free. Eagles soared overhead and Steller sea lions basked on rocky outcrops.