SOME ENDANGERED SPECIES

Northern White Rhinoceros

Northern White Rhinoceros

The northern white rhinoceros is considered extinct in the wild and the last 10 white rhinos in the world are now being protected in conservation centers located in California and the Czech Republic. These animals are so protected that they even have guards by their side night and day to prevent them from being killed by poachers.

 

 

Baiji

Baiji

With less than twenty left in the world, the Baiji dolphin is one of the most endangered species on Earth.

 

 

Mexican Wolf

Mexican Wolf

The Mexican wolf holds the title of being the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, which is found in North America. There are now 340 of them in over 49 research facilities all over the US and in Mexico. The decline was primarily due to the decreasing number of elks and deer, which they hunt for food.

 

Brown Spider MonkeyBrown Spider Monkey

The brown spider monkey received its name due to its long limbs, which help it to swing and climb on trees. Its tail is also flexible enough that it is considered more of a limb due to its precision and usability when being used to hang on branches. The population of 60 has been the result of relentless hunting and wild animal trades, which usually occur in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela.

 

 

Siamese Crocodile

Siamese Crocodile

The Siamese crocodile is native to parts of Southeast Asia and presently there are less than 70 left in the wild. Their survival has been compromised by people taking lands for farming, which affected the crocodiles due to the increase of cattle, use of pesticides, and chemical fertilizers that corrupted the clean water.

 

Spix's Macaw

Spix’s Macaw

Often identified as a blue macaw, the Spix’s macaw is native to Brazil and only 93 are accounted for, all in captivity.

 

Axolotl

Axolotl

The axolotl, sometimes called the water monster, is a kind of fish salamander that is highly sought after in research circles due to its abilities to regenerate, but it is quickly becoming extinct.

 

Arakan Forest Turtle

Arakan Forest Turtle

The Arakan forest turtle is so rare that it can only be found in the Arakan hills of western Myanmar. Many believed that it went extinct in 1908 until it was rediscovered in 1994 although it has been determined that there are less than a hundred left in the wild.

 

Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla

The mountain gorilla is primarily found in various regions all across Africa namely Uganda, Rwanda, and Virunga. They have thicker and longer fur, which makes them easily adaptable to cold environments. Aside from poaching, their population of 880 has decreased due to traps, kidnapping, loss of habitat, interaction with tourists, being killed for meat, and even lack of food.

Source:  Amanda Balkhi

 

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. kristina
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 20:35:55

    hi,

    do you have any more to add?

    Reply

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