Most Endangered Species in the World (Animals)



Endangered species are defined as the species and are classified into those species that when there   population has came down about 50 percent of percentage. The population of these species is low in that particular area that area is looked after.

1 Javan Rhinoceros

It is present in the 10th most hit list of endangered animals of the world: About 68 of them are currently found in the world at that steady time of human and animals populations race. This is one of the most threatening and critically endangered species of rhino that are surviving in the world nowadays.

INDONESIA Another tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos
Javan Rhinoceros Indonesia.

2 Vaquita

Vaquita is also one of the hit list of the top 10 most endangered animals or which are near to extinction: It is a small place with a very small area in the extreme northern side of the Gulf of California in north, in Mexico. It is also known as the dolphin, which is also alive now a day.

Save the Vaquita Porpoise — Porpoise Conservation Society
Vaquita Porpoise.

3 Mountain Gorilla

It is again one of 10th most endangered animals which can extinct:  Their population in numbers is plummeting, and they are now days considered one of the endangered species. Because of IUCN, who changed the conservation status of species living nowadays, and changed their status starting from critically endangered and now they are improved.                                  

Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat (Dreamstime)
Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat (Dreamstime)

4 Tigers

The subspecies which are existing in Bengal , Indochinese, Sumatran, Siberian etc. They are entered in the list of “Endangered species” by IUCN Red List for animals of Threatened Species in the whole world. Some other animals like Sumatran specie are listed as Critically Endanger.  

The stunning Bengal tiger (Shutterstock)
The stunning Bengal tiger (Shutterstock)

5 Asian Elephants

The Asian elephant is classified as dying out by the International Union for the destruction of Nature. The population of Elephants is reducing over the past years there are probable 40,000 elephants left in the wild. The Asian Elephant was listed in the Act of (ESA) in 1976. There is a responsibility of Elephant protection to control population of Elephants.

Asian elephants gather in Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka (Shutterstock)
Asian elephants gather in Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka (Shutterstock)

6 Orangutans

There were more than 230,000 Orangutans a century ago, but now there are about 104,700 Orangutans left. The demolition of rain forest, lowland forest, it is the main reason Orangutans is facing big loss. Orangutan’s found in places like, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. 

A Sumatran orangutan and its baby swinging (Shutterstock)
Asian elephants gather in Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka (Shutterstock)

7 Leatherback Sea Turtles

Leatherback turtles are known for their shell that is leather like hard material like other turtles. They are the largest turtles of sea and one of the most wandering creatures of Ocean. These Turtles arise in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Leatherback sea turtle heading back into the water (Shutterstock)
Leatherback sea turtle heading back into the water (Shutterstock)

8 Snow leopards

Maximum snow leopards found and live in the part of mountainous regions of central Asia. India has geographical range that encompass that has a large part of the Himalayas mountainous region with including all the states of Jammu and Kashmir in northwestern side of Pakistan ,including Himachal Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh etc in the eastern Himalayas.

One of the few thousand remaining snow leopards (Dreamstime)
One of the few thousand remaining snow leopards (Dreamstime)

9 Irrawaddy Dolphins

Irrawaddy dolphin is a species of oceanic dolphin, means that they are present between seawater and freshwater. They not have the feature mouth and smooth head of most of the dolphins.

An irrawaddy dolphin (Dreamstime)
An irrawaddy dolphin (Dreamstime)

10 Atlantic Bluefin tuna

The populations of Bluefin tuna have declined cruelly from over fishing for peoples job and illegal fishing which is not allowed is done over the past many years. There population declines on large scale for the demand for this fish.

Bluefin tuna swimming. Did you know Atlantic bluefin tuna are the largest kind? (Shutterstock)
Bluefin tuna swimming. Did you know Atlantic bluefin tuna are the largest kind? (Shutterstock)

11 Saola

The remaining population of is unknown. Saola shortage, uniqueness and weakness make it one of the greatest in the region. The current population os Saola is considered to be a few hundred and possibly a few dozen. 

Saola by Tika
Asian Unicorn.

12 Blue Whale

Blue Whales are at the top of the chain of food and play an important role in the health of the aquatic environment. During the 20th century the blue whale was an important target and it was protected and topped in 1966.

Why is 'Blue Whale' hysteria gripping India? - BBC News
National Wild Life.

13 Galapagos Penguin

Penguins are in danger because of pollution which caused by Humans and the change of climate. The diseases of can spread to Penguins and cats. Past events caused the Penguins very badly.

Galapagos penguins - Blog In2English
Galapagos Penguin-eBird

14 Panda

There is an organic variety of the panda’s habitat in the world and that makes the giant panda an excellent example of umbrella species as compared to other species where pandas live.

Beat the Pandemic Blues With an Adorable Baby Panda Cam
In Japan.

15 Jaguars

Jaguars are facing Hunting and environmental problems loss that is causing the death of these amazing cats. WWF is working hard to protect Amazon woods for the jaguar.

Save habitat for Jaguars – Rainforest Trust
Save Habitat for jaguars.

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