POLL: Which Species Would You Save?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scientists say that more than 20,000 plants and animals are on the brink of disappearing forever.

With that in mind, National Geographic is kicking off a week long series on campaigns to bring back species deemed worth saving. It is raising the basic question: How do we decide which species to save? Christine Dell'Amore, News Editor for NationalGeographic.com, helps us answer that question.

In the meantime, The Takeaway has a challenge for you. Below you'll find three photos of three very different creatures—a Giant Panda, a Grey-Faced Elephant Shrew and an American Burying Beetle. If you could only save just one, which would you pick? Vote in our poll below. 

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Gerlinde Bowen from Ferndal, Michigan

Post some pictures of your kids and ask which one would or could you do without. By now, you guessed the right answer.

Dec. 17 2013 06:13 PM
Dana Franchitto from S.WEllfleet, MA.

I find this question objectionable . What I'd rather hear raised is how can we save all endangered species and prevent other s from becoming endangered? the issue goes beyond personal preference.

Dec. 17 2013 04:27 PM

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