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Photo by joelsartore.

Critically-endangered Kurdistan spotted newts reside in just four severely-fragmented streams in Iran. Though they are currently protected by law in Iran, they are often illegally exported for the international pet trade. Captive breeding now plays a vital role in the continuation of this beautiful species.
, where these newts were photographed, is breeding the Kurdistan newt, which creates a chance for its reintroduction back into those four streams in the Zagros Mountains in Iran. Recent studies estimate that there are approximately 1,000 individuals left in nature. A few dozen individuals hatched at the ZOO Wroclaw in 2005, giving even more hope that the species will survive in the long term.
To see a video of these newts, check out !

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paragonegallery
paragonegallery : Such amazing looking little creatures!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
maz_1674
maz_1674 : Oh no! Don't tell stanley yelnats that yellow spotted lizards are real!!🤣😜🤣 but those are really cool 😯😎
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
lourdesriosalvarez
lourdesriosalvarez : Woow!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sumit.pal5
sumit.pal5 : Wow sir which lens you use for that shot light make pictures gorgeous
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
forbidmorbid
forbidmorbid : So pretty ❤️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
windmill.chronicles
windmill.chronicles : What beauties! They do remind me of the work of . 😜
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
_twiinkie_
_twiinkie_ : follow me too)
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
zzz
zzz : ^_^
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
valentinadianlarasati
valentinadianlarasati : Beautiful, but so sad that they are critically-endangered
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
panchalpoornima68
panchalpoornima68 : 😮😮
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
kardosoduda
kardosoduda : Tadinho
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
erpunethapooja
erpunethapooja : 💐💐💐💐
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
erpunethapooja
erpunethapooja : They look poisonous 🌵🌵🌵
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
miquel_bio
miquel_bio : 😍❤ amazing 😍❤
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
gray_lanie
gray_lanie : Cool 😎
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
celiacganglion
celiacganglion :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
chandan_ram
chandan_ram :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
alliepiwonka
alliepiwonka :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
natgeo.kids
natgeo.kids : ✔
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sara.michael.adventuretime
sara.michael.adventuretime : We were so happy to see them in the wild https://www.instagram.com/p/BWCqjjSFFRo/?hl=nl&taken-by=sara.michael.adventuretime. So lovely!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
1996atilla
1996atilla :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
razzy6.4
razzy6.4 : Amazing
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
photographereyee
photographereyee : Cool
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mama_sol
mama_sol : So amazingly beautiful
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jonathang_78
jonathang_78 : So cool!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
dreamerfromvenus
dreamerfromvenus : Such beautiful creatures, I hope the efforts to save them are successful!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
dreamerfromvenus
dreamerfromvenus : 😍👏👏👏
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
hannesbrehm
hannesbrehm : Sotano
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
carolinecc_66
carolinecc_66 : Thank you for the write up.😊
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
snownoelani
snownoelani : WOW😍💜😍💜😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
joannemuench
joannemuench : Do you see spots before your eyes!!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
alerosa.15
alerosa.15 : 😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
banumu
banumu : 💞💞💞💞💞
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
ameenhaddaadi
ameenhaddaadi : 😁👏🙌 Hi bravo آفرین رفیق
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
caiteisnotonfire
caiteisnotonfire : LOOK
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
maggiesteber
maggiesteber : The video you shot of these darling creatures is my all-time favorite!❤️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
leila_j_dutra
leila_j_dutra :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sebnemata
sebnemata : Where is kürdistan? There is no kürdistan on the World Map!!!!!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
leo_gricha
leo_gricha : Woooow
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
amelie714
amelie714 : War is not just a human tragedy, but it critically impacts the animals in it’s path as well. These animals deserve a fighting chance. I hope we can save them with the zoo breeding programs. 😌😌
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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