These 20 foot long lizards weigh in at 350 pounds and used to dominate all major river systems, where their long, thin jaws proved adept at hunting and eating fish. Overfishing by humans has seen these reptiles reduced to of their former strength.
Reptiles such as the gharial are becoming more prominent on the IUCN's Red List each year. Despite its fearsome appearance and lengths of up to 19 feet meters), the Indian gharial is not a man-eater and prefers to eat fish.
The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as an endangered species, there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'.