Even though bamboo is their main food source, giant pandas are horrible at digesting it.
A total of 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014, compared with 1,004 in 2013.
Already dubbed a real-life Kermit, a new species of frog has been identified in the rainforests of Costa Rica.
Since 2009 the wolves have been rapidly declining in numbers, dropping from 24 to just 3 in six years.
Once thought to be extinct, the distinctive creature with an upturned nose is being reintroduced to its native waters as part of a long-term recovery strategy.
One of the last turtle populations in the world to be legally exploited for the 'tortoise shell' trade is finally recovering after a 25-year conservation effort.
The new additions are victories in the fight to preserve a vulnerable species.
Giant pandas continue to fascinate us, as we try to fill gaps in our knowledge about them.
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