List of 10 Endangered Animals in the World & Some Details about Them
ENDANGERED ANIMALS – Here are ten (10) animals across the globe that are now very rare and are low in numbers.
When it comes to animals, there are different kinds – animals that live on land, those in water, those that fly, and those that can live on both land and water or the reptiles. A family of a certain type of animal may also breed several species that come with different features.
However, due to certain factors, there are at least 10 animals across the globe that are considered “endangered animals” now – their numbers have dropped. Based on an article on Rarest, here is a list of some of the rarest animals in the world now.
1. Black-Footed Ferret
There is an estimate of 300-400 of them in the wild and they can be found in Arizona, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana in the United States. Their scientific name is Mustela nigripes.
There are only 30 to 90 of them in the wild and they can be found in the Sahara Desert. This animal with the scientific name Addax nasomaculatus is considered to be “critically endangered”.
3. Northern Bald Ibis
Usually found in Southern Morocco and Syria, the Northern Bald Ibis is less than 250 in the wild with more than 1,000 in captivity. Its scientific name is Geronticus eremita.
4. Cross River Gorilla
There are less than 250 Cross River Gorillas in the wild with one (1) known in captivity. They are found in Cameroon-Nigeria border’s forested mountains and hills. Its scientific name is Gorilla gorilla diehli.
The total number of Saola is believed to be less than 250. They can be found in the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos and they have the scientific name Pseudoryx nghetinhensis.
6. Amur Leopard
The Amur Leopards are located in the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China. This rare animal with the scientific name Panthera pardus orientalis is estimated to be less than 100 in the wild and around 170-180 in captivity.
7. Philippine Crocodile
The Philippine Crocodile is considered “critically endangered”. This rare animal with a scientific name Crocodylus mindorensis is estimated to be less than 100 in the wild.
8. Sumatran Rhino
The Sumatran Rhino which has the scientific name Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is expected to be less than 100 in the wild. It is usually found in Sumatra and Borneo.
9. South China Tiger
With the scientific name Panthera tigris tigri, the South China Tiger is believed to be extinct in the wild. Based on the article, there are less than 100 of them in captivity and they are found in Southern China.
Also considered “critically endangered”, Vaquita is estimated to be only 10 in numbers in the wild and none in captivity. They are found in the Northern part of the Gulf of California.
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