10 Endangered Animals You Must Know About

According to the scientists and the discovered fossils, animals exists in the world since millions of years ago. Till now millions of the species are discovered, many are yet to be discovered and thousands of them are extinct now.

Nowadays, there are thousands of species of land, sea and flying animals that are endangered and very less individuals of these species are left because of hunting, deforestation, habitat loss or their low reproduction processes. Many of them are protected by the local governments or some international Zoos in the areas and environments specially designed for them.

In this post, we are going to list 10 beautiful and amazing endangered animals that are reducing day by day and we may not see them in near future.

Red Panda (Also known as the shining cat)

Red Panda

Image credit: Flickr photoverulam

Family: Ailuridae
Found in: India and China
Individuals left in the world: 10,000
Reasons: Deforestation

Blakiston’s Fish Owl

 Blakiston's Fish Owl

Image credit: Flickr Hiyashi Haka

Family: Strigidae
Found in: Japan & Russia
Individuals left in the world: 1000-2000
Reason: Less reproduction, hit by cars.

Markhor (A species of wild goat)

Markhor

Image credit: Flickr OZinOH

Family: Bovidae
Found in: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Individuals left in the world: Less than 2,500
Reasons: Hunting

Blue-headed Pitta

Blue-headed Pitta

Image credit: Flickr charles.leavell

Family: Pittidae
Found in: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
Individuals left in the world: Unknown
Reasons: Habitat loss

Siberian Tiger or Amur Tiger

Siberian Tiger

Image credit: Flickr saucy_pan

Family: Pantherinae
Found in: Siberia, Russia
Individuals left in the world: Less then 500
Reasons: Hunting

Kakapo Parrot (The only species of flightless parrot)

Kakapo Parrot

Image credit: Flickr Kathrin Marks

Family: Strigopidae
Found in: New Zealand
Individuals left in the world: 126
Reasons: Limited Geographical Ranges

Diana Monkey

Diana Monkey

Image credit: Flickr Udo Schröter

Family: Cercopithecidae
Found in: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire
Individuals left in the world: Unknown but reduced by 30% in last 30 years.
Reasons: Deforestation and Hunting

Fishing Cat

Fishing Cat

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Family: Felidae
Found in: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka a
Individuals left in the world: Less than 10,000
Reasons: Habitat loss and limited geographical regions

Chinese Alligator

Chinese Alligator

Image credit: Flickr Keith T. Robinson

Family: Alligatoridae
Found in: China
Individuals left in the world: 300
Reasons: Hunting for food purposes

Red Siskin

Red Siskin

Image credit: Flickr Ornitologia Lodato

Family: Fringillidae
Found in: Guyana, Colombia & Venezuela
Individuals left in the world: Less than 12000
Reasons: Hunting and trapping for trade purpose

Hopefully you guys liked this post, we’ll try to gather some more endangered species of animals for our fans so we can guess how beautiful is our world and creation of the Creator and how we are destroying it with our hands.

ICUN is the international authority that can declare a species of animal/plant endangered based on their calculations. For more info, click here.

5 Responses to 10 Endangered Animals You Must Know About
  1. Mark Green
    June 22, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    Well one of the reason behind this danger is our selfishness. We just talk about them and the dangers they have, but what to do to save them? How can we stop this danger? No one of us work on that.

  2. Ahsan Khan
    June 22, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Red siskin is awesome…

  3. admin
    June 22, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Thanks Ahsan,

    I love them all and wish we stop hunting them down.

  4. admin
    June 22, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    @Mark
    I agree. There are many individuals who are doing an awesome job in spreading awareness.

    I mean, check us. We did our part by writing a blog post and create awareness and now everyone reading this post, should share it. That’s their part.

  5. Barry Miller
    June 27, 2012 | 10:44 pm

    Mark Green is right, we must spread awareness about how to save them. I know about many animals and birds that are endangered and I wish to see them but unfortunately we can’t access them easily like Panda.

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