nuclear test "George" of Operation Greenhouse test series, 9 May The "George" shot was a "science experiment" showing the feasibility of the Teller-Ulam design concept (which would itself be fully tested in "Ivy Mike").
Giant-Panda [Ailuropoda melanoleuca] - Despite their exalted status and relative lack of natural predators, Pandas are endangered. Severe threats from humans have left fewer than pandas in the wild - World Wildlife Fund [WWF]
Blue Whale - A vulnerable underwater heavyweight. Protect endangered species at World Wildlife Fund. Learn about the various wild animal protection programs we have.