Habitat: found only on St Helena
Status: Near Threatened
The Blushing Snail (Succinea sanctaehelenae) gets its name from the rosy hue its skin and shell take on. I thought it was appropriate as this year’s Valentine’s Day animal because, who knows, maybe the snail actually gets its name from being frozen in a permanently embarrassed state after its boyfriend showed up at work with a huge bouquet of tulips for V-day.

Tulips … really?