If you get BBC channels, then you may already know which ten species superstar naturalist Sir David Attenborough would save if he were in charge of an ark. For the rest of us, here's the list complete with pictures. You can read more about his rationale for choosing these particular creatures here.
1. The black lion tamarin
Image by Stavenn.
2. The Sumatran RhinoImage by AlanB, May 18, 2007.
3. The Solenodon
Image by Frank Wouters, 2/4/2008.
4. The Olm salamander (a blind cave dweller than can live for a hundred years and go a decade without eating)Image by Ranko, 7/13/2008.
5. The Marvellous Spatuletail hummingbirdImage by Roger Ahiman.
7. The Sunda pangolinImage by Stephen Hogg/WWF Malaysia.
8. Priam’s birding butterflyImage by Barbara Stmadova, 2003.
9. The Northern Quoll (a marsupial)
10. Venus’s flower basket (a sponge).