Animals in the Top Ten Endangered Species

Animals in the Top Ten Endangered Species

As the human population is about to complete his and her journey as the winner of the worlds most sophisticated and successful species we must pause and reflect at the price that is being paid to the other creatures we share the planet with. We are on the verge  of losing the Worlds most valuable and precious commodity and that is it’s Animals. Did you know that you might never see these animals in the wild again. Animals in the Top Ten Endangered Species

The Most Endangered Species

We mentioned in another article that picking a Ten Most Endangered Animals list was a tough job. For every critically endangered creature you select, you must leave out hundreds of other animals that are in just as much jeopardy.

That’s why, despite the photo at the left, we chose not to include the giant panda on our roster of the world’s ten most endangered animals. The panda, as appealing and important as it is, has gotten plenty of attention from conservationists and the public alike. Time to make room for another critically endangered animal or two that hasn’t had as much time in the spotlight of looming extinction.

Scroll Down For Our 10 Most Endangered Animals List

Click links for more info and a short video on each species

1Northern Right Whale

Hunted to near extinction, 450 right whales still swim the Atlantic

2The Vaquita

The world’s smallest—and rarest—marine mammal

3Amur Leopard

The world’s rarest cat: Only 40 left in Russia’s Far East

4Javan Rhinoceros

No more than 60 of these swamp-dwelling Asian rhinos exist

5Northern Sportive Lemur

Here’s the scarcest of Madagascar’s fast-dwindling lemur species

6Western Lowland Gorilla

Disease and illegal hunting are wiping out this gentle giant

7The Saola—An Asian Unicorn

So rare it is almost mythological, the saola hangs on by its hoof tips in a forest full of poachers’ snares

8Leatherback Sea Turtle

The population of the world’s largest turtle is dropping at an alarming rate

9The Tiger

The world’s biggest cat is almost gone

10Chinese Giant Salamander

Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction

Plus . . . Seven Critically Endangered Species From Our Previous Lists

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

A bird so rare it may no longer even exist.

The Little Dodo Bird

This Pacific island bird is about to follow it’s larger relative into extinction

Kakapo Parrot

These flightless New Zealand birds are so rare they all have names

Greater Bamboo Lemur

Fewer than 100 of these Critically Endangered animals remain

Mountain Gorilla

Their habitat is shrinking, and fewer than 700 remain

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Scientists don’t know why this seal’s population keeps declining

Siberian (or Amur) Tiger

A member of the largest tiger subspecies can weigh up to 300 kilos (660 pounds)

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Brent Arnold Walker

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