- Vaquita. The vaquita is both the smallest and the most endangered marine mammal in the world. It has been classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN since 1996, and in 2018, there were only around 6 to 22 vaquitas left.
- Amur Leopard. Unfortunately, Amur leopards are one of the world’s most endangered big cats. They are as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and between 2014 and 2015, there were only around 92 Amur leopards left within their natural range.
- Kakapo. Kakapos are nocturnal ground-dwelling parrots from New Zealand, and yet another example of an animal brought to the edge of extinction by humans.
- Gharial. Gharials are fish-eating crocodiles from India. They have long thin snouts with a large bump on the end which resembles a pot known as a Ghara, which is where they get their name.
Dec 21, 2021 · We need to stop hunting endangered species, destroying nature’s homes and work together to find a way to save these crucial and essential species. 1. Vaquita Dolphin (10 Left in the Ocean) *photo credit: Thomas A. Jefferson via WWF The vaquita dolphin is the smallest of its kind reaching about 5 feet, weighing a maximum of 90 pounds.
- Amur Tiger. Found roaming around the Amur River in Southeast corner of Russia in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range east of the Amur River, the Amur tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world.
- Black Rhinos. Thankfully the Black Rhino population has recovered from its historic lows two decades ago where nearly 98% of the population was wiped out.
- Bornean Orangutan. The beautiful Bornean orangutan is high up on the list of endangered species with only a mere 1,500 of them remaining. Found on the island of Borneo, they have a broad face, a shorter beard and are slightly darker in colour than other subspecies.
- Cross River Gorilla. Found mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Cross River gorillas inhabit a territory surrounded by people and have slowly had their habitat taken away.
- Southern rockhopper penguin. Conservation status: Vulnerable. In the wild, you'll find these small penguins on the coasts of Argentina, Australia, Chile and the Falkland Islands.
- Snow leopard. Conservation status: Vulnerable. There are an estimated 4,080 to 6,590 snow leopards left in the wild. Those few thousand cats are spread across the high mountains of 12 countries including China, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia and Mongolia.
- Savanna elephant. Conservation status: Vulnerable. The Savanna elephant is native to sub-Saharan Africa and is the largest subspecies of elephant on Earth.
- Polar bear. Conservation status: Vulnerable. There are fewer than 31,000 polar bears left in the wild. Polar bears are considered vulnerable because climate change is melting their sea ice habitat.
- 50 of the most endangered species in the world. Climate change, overfishing, poaching and deforestation are just some of the man-made issues that have led many species to the brink of extinction.
- Amur Leopard. STATUS: Critically Endangered. SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera pardus orientalis. While most leopards live in Africa, this rare subspecies has managed to survive in Far East Russia.
- Black Rhino. STATUS: Critically Endangered. SCIENTIFIC NAME: Diceros bicornis. Black Rhinos can be found in Namibia and Coastal East Africa. Poaching, for their horn, in the 20th century saw the population decline dramatically; and between 1960 and 1995, numbers dropped by 98%.
- Bornean Orangutan. STATUS: Critically Endangered. SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pongo pygmaeus. Over the last 60 years, the population of Bornean orangutans has dropped by 50%.
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