most interesting facts about endangered animals in the world

recent years have shown just what effects we have had on the planet when it comes to destroying rainforests or the ever-rising ocean we seem to forget the impact it has on the animals that call those places home. today we are discussing the facts about endangered animals in the world 

South China tiger
facts about endangered animals

in the 1950s South China Tiger was over 4,000 in population but over the next few decades they were considered pests because of these thousands of South China Tigers were hunted and killed until the Chinese government banned hunting in 1979 by 1996 they were considered to be 30 to 80 left in the wild as of today South China Tigers haven't been seen in the wild in over 25 years but that doesn't mean they are extinct altogether thankfully there are still South China Tigers in zoos and in South Africa where there are plans to reintroduce captive-bred Tigers back to the wild.

Samoan rhinos
facts about endangered animals

the only Asian rhino with two horns and covered in long body hair the Sumatran rhino is extremely endangered with only 220 to 275 rhinos left in the wild they are also extremely rare the Sumatran rhino is the smallest of the Rhino family and lives in isolated pockets of forests in Malaysia and Indonesia their population has been threatened due to poaching for their horns the World Wildlife Federation hasn't been able to stabilize the population because only two captive females have reproduced in the past 15 years.

facts about endangered animals

this endangered species is so rare it wasn't even discovered until 1992 the saola is often called the Asian unicorn because it is rarely seen and is on the critically endangered mammal list. little is actually known about the sala because it is so rare that it's only been seen in the wild four times since its discovery. their population is threatened by hunting and the growing development of humans that fragment eyes their environment.

amur leopard
facts about endangered animals

there are only about 60 or more leopards left in the wild. they are one of the rare and most endangered large wild cats. they can weigh up to 120 pounds and can leap over 19 feet in the air the Amur leopards can only be found in Amur River Basin in eastern Russia as they have gone extinct elsewhere this wild cat faces many threats to its survival such as climate change, poaching, and human encroachment.

facts about endangered animals

also is known as white antelope or screw horn antelope are nearly extinct in the wild. the horns of adult male and female addax can reach lengths of 2.5 feet to nearly 4 feet long. there are only 3 addaxes left in the wild. but there is hope for this endangered species.
private farms and zoos are doing their part in saving this species, as they are home to over 2000 addaxes around the world.
the addaxes have experienced population loss in the wild due to Chinese oil installations in northern Africa whose guards hunt and poach wild addaxes.

Wyoming toad 
facts about endangered animals

is so endangered, it is actually now extinct in the wild. this little toad was actually really common in u.s. in the 1950s but began declining in numbers by the 1970s.
the Wyoming toad actually has a very sensitive skin that makes it susceptible to death by many things such as its main killer, chytrid fungus. not only is it sensitive to disease, but the Wyoming toad's skin also can handle climate or environmental change which has been another reason for its extinction in the wild.

mountain gorillas
facts about endangered animals

are better known by their nicknames Silverbacks given to them because of the silver hair that grows on the backs of the adult males. they were discovered in 1902 and since then have been subject to uncontrolled hunting, Wars, disease,  capture for the illegal pet trade, as well as the destruction of its habitat. 
all of these factors have led to only 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild today. the good news is the population has grown by over 250 in 30 years, thanks to conservationists and is hoping to keep increasing.

Hainan gibbon
facts about endangered animals

wasn't that long ago that there were thousands of Hainan gibbons in the wild. but now researchers guess there are less than 25. the Hainan Gibbons are found on Hainan Island in China, and though it's not uncommon for them to be hunted by natural predators this isn't the reason for their decline. 
like many of the mammals on this list, the decline of their natural habitat has pushed this species to the edge of extinction. they were also poached for having medicinal properties used in Chinese medicine. they are now considered the world's most rare Apes, as well as the world's rarest mammal.

pygmy three-toed 
facts about endangered animals

sloth it's crazy to believe one of the world's most beloved animals, the pygmy the three-toed sloth is considered rare and endangered. though it is adorable, that doesn't mean it knows what it's doing as far as survival goes. this breed of sloth is found on a small island near Panama where only 79 are left in the wild. the island doesn't have any human inhabitants but the species are still affected by poaching as they aren't exactly considered the Masters of escape.
the pygmy three-toed sloth is listed as number 16 in the world's 100 most unique and imperiled mammals.
we pray for the safety of these incredible animals we hope you enjoy learning about them

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