Crane, Bearded saki and Bluefin tuna

The whooping crane, named for its whooping sound, is one of only two crane species found in North America. It can become 24 years old in the wild. In 1941  there were just 21 wild and two captive whooping cranes left. Now, the total population counts 603 including 161 captive birds. The black bearded saki, “hand-drinker” as they use their hands as ladles for scooping water into their mouths is the most endangered primate in the Amazon. Besides deforestation they are hunted for their bushmeat and their tails used as dusters. Overfishing is the chief threat to the Bluefin tuna. It has declined by at least 85%. Sushi and sashimi (eaten mostly in Japan) are among the most common uses of this fish. 

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