With a look on his face that is even more gleeful than the last time he wrapped his limbs lovingly around a tree, Jared Leto has taken to Instagram once again to embrace nature…literally.
#JaredHugginLeto will never stop being delightful
The last time Leto hugged a tree the post went viral in no time. It took exactly zero seconds for the internet to jump all over the opportunity to photoshop Mr. Leto into pictures that depicted him hugging all manner of things. We were, proudly, no exception and featured him hugging everything from vegan pancakes to rescue animals in our own offering to the awesomeness that took the web by storm under the hashtag #JaredHugginLeto.
Now that he’s done it again, there was no question that we were going to also! This time, we felt that it would be in keeping with Jared’s personal vegan philosophy and love of the natural world to have him hugging 10 species of animals that are so threatened we could see them disappear forever in our lifetimes. If anyone needs a protective and loving hug it’s them! So go for it Jared Leto, hug it out!
1. There are less than 50 of them left, please Jared, the Javan Rhinoceros needs a hug!
2. The Sumatran Rhino and Jared Leto have something in common in that they both have luscious hair. They should cuddle, considering that the 3 remaining subspecies of this rhino are near extinction.
3. Can the Amur Leopard get a little bromance for being the rarest cat on the planet with around 40 left in existence?
4. With only between 75-100 individuals surviving today in parts of Iran, the Asiatic Cheetah needs a conservation canoodle, along with one from Jared Leto.
5. Holding steady at only 20 individuals since 2008, the Hainan Black Crested Gibbon needs some Leto-lovin’.
6. Hundreds of species of amphibians are either near extinction or have already suffered that fate, giving Jared an entire class of animals to hug as opposed to just one species.
7. Poaching for their body parts as well as habitat loss and human conflict are behind the Sumatran Tiger’s dwindling numbers. Show them that not all humans want to battle them, Jared! (Please, don’t hug a real tiger in the wild.)
8. Squeeze the Hirola for all you’re worth Leto, before this sole surviving member of their genus is gone forever!
9. We think the rarest cetaceans of all, the Vaquita, would like to be the ones to hug Jared. After all, he sticks to a plant-based diet and their biggest threat is getting caught in gill nets.
10. Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bats have declined by as much as 90 percent since the 1970s, leaving only about 100 of them for Jared Leto to get up close and personal with.
Endangered Species Facts From: Visala Kantamneni/10 Species That We May Lose Forever if We Don’t Do Something Now/One Green Planet