Endangered!
From a few hundred to a few thousand… There are literally animals on this planet down to their last few.

It’s kind of like in the movies, end of world, one man, one woman, trying to not let the human race go extinct. And they always seem to pull through. They always find another few people hiding out and they always survive.

In this case, many are not surviving. Many are on the brink of extinction. Yes, EXTINCTION! No more. Done. Finished. End of the line. For some, it may already be too late. For others, there is still work being done to save them, work that we all can support in one way or another.  Take a moment to read about each one. Take a moment to let it sink in when you read the number showing how many are left . This is a link to more information about them, where they live, what is causing their greatest threats and what help looks like.

25 species you might not know are endangered

December 4th marks the fifth-annual Wildlife Conservation Day, created to raise awareness, engage conservationists, and ultimately advocate for the protection of thousands of the world’s species that face extinction.

The last decade has marked a dramatic increase in the risks facing species ranging from the Black Rhino to the rusty patched bumble bee. 2016 saw the animal trafficking market grow to an estimated $23 billion, while some researchers equate the loss of animal life due to habitat change, pollution, climate change, and other factors to a “global epidemic.”

To help raise awareness around animals at risk, we looked to the World Wildlife Fund and The American Wildlife Foundation to identify some of the species with a conservation status of endangered or critically endangered that face a high likelihood of extinction.

By Sam Gross
http://thestacker.com/stories/223/25-species-you-might-not-know-are-endangered

Check out these 25 endangered animals now. There are so many more. This is a mere, short list of 25.

2/26 Charlesjsharp // Wikimedia

African Wild Dog

Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 6,600

 

3/26 Yathin S Krishnappa // Wikimedia

Asian Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas maximus indicus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 415,000

 

4/26 Ali Arsh // Wikimedia

Bengal Tiger

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris tigris
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: Over 2,500

 

5/26 Mariomassone // Wikimedia

Black-footed Ferret

Scientific Name: Mustela nigripes
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 370

 

6/26 Alfadei // Wikimedia

Blue Whale

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera musculus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 10,000 – 25,000

 

7/26 OpenCage // Wikimedia

Bluefin Tuna

Scientific Name: Thunnus spp
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: Less than 3.7 million

 

8/26 Evanmaclean // Wikipedia

Bonobo

Scientific Name: Pan paniscus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 100,000

 

9/26 Author Bernard DUPONT // Wikimedia

Borneo Pygmy Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas maximus borneensis
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 1,500

 

10/26 Thomas Lersch //Wikimedia

Chimpanzee

Scientific Name: Pan troglodytes
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 150,000 – 250,000

 

11/26 JoJan // Wikimedia

Fin Whale

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera physalus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 50,000 – 90,000

 

12/26 derekkeats // Wikimedia

Galapagos Penguin

Scientific Name: Spheniscus mendiculus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: Less than 2,000

 

13/26 Zahangir Alom / Marine Mammal Commission / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration // Wikimedia

Ganges River Dolphin

Scientific Name: Platanista gangetica gangetica
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 1,200 – 1,800

 

14/26 Pixabay

Green Turtle

Scientific Name: Chelonia mydas
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: n/a

 

15/26 Yathin S Krishnappa // Wikipedia

Indian Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas maximus indicus
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 20,000 – 25,000

 

16/26 Ltshears // Wikmedia

Indochinese Tiger

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris corbetti
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 350

 

17/26 Ryan Somma // Wikimedia

North Atlantic Right Whale

Scientific Name: Eubalaena glacialis
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 300 – 350

 

18/26 Marshmallowbunnywabbit // Wikimedia

Red Panda

Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: Less than 10,000

 

19/26 Christin Khan, NOAA / NEFSC // Wikimedia

Sei Whale

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera borealis
Conservation Status: Endangered
Estimated Population: 12,000

 

20/26 William Warby // Flickr

Amur Leopard

Scientific Name: Panthera pardus orientalis
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: Over 60

 

21/26 Pixabay

Black Rhino

Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: Over 5,000

 

22/26 Graueri Gorilla // Wikipedia

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei graueri
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: Less than 4,000

 

23/26 Pixabay

Mountain Gorilla

Scientific Name: Gorilla beringei beringei
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: 880

 

24/26 Pixabay

Orangutan

Scientific Name: Pongo abelii, Pongo pygmaeus
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: 104,700 (Bornean), 14,613 (Sumatran), 800 (Tapanuli)

 

25/26 Silviculture // Wikimedia

Saola

Scientific Name: Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: Less than 750

 

26/26 Elrond // Wikimedia

Western Lowland Gorilla

Scientific Name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Estimated Population: Up to 100,000

 

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