Critically Endangered Animals Part 1

Weekend image post brings you eight of the world's critically endangered animals

Critically Endangered Animals

Weekend Image Post – Critically Endangered Animals

As of today, 3079 animals are Endangered worldwide, compared with 1998 level of 1102. Some of these animals may disappear in the blink of an eye. In our weekend image post today, we bring you eight of the world’s critically endangered animals.

Amazing Pics of Some Critically Endangered Animals

1 Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.

Photo Credit: David Lawson / World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

2 Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) sitting in the grass. Africa.

Habitats – Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, Deserts and Xeric Shrublands. Places – Namibia, Coastal East Africa.

Photo Credit: Sven-Olof Lindblad / World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

3 Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei).

Mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet. The gorilla population increased from 620 animals in 1989 to around 786 today. Places – Congo Basin.

Photo Credit: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

4 Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus). Calf and its mother from Tesso Nilo National Park, Riau, Indonesia.

Sumatran elephants feed on a variety of plants and deposit seeds wherever they go, contributing to a healthy forest ecosystem.

Photo Credit: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Indonesia

5 Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii).

The Sumatran orangutan is almost exclusively arboreal, living among the trees of tropical rainforests. Places – Borneo and Sumatra.

Photo Credit: / Anup Shah / World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

6 South China Tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis), Beijing zoo, China.

Today the South China tiger is considered by scientists to be functionally extinct, as it has not been sighted in the wild for more than 25 years. The last verified sighting in the wild was in Shaanxi Province in 1964.

Photo Credit: John Mackinnon / World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

7 Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae).

This tiger subspecies is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. As late as 1978, experts estimated the population of Sumatran tigers at 1,000. Today fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist.

Photo Credit: / Edwin Giesbers / World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

8 Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).

Often called the Asian unicorn, little is known about the enigmatic saola in the two decades since its discovery. None exist in captivity and this rarely-seen mammal is already critically endangered. Scientists have categorically documented saola in the wild on only four occasions to date. Places – Greater Mekong.

Photo Credit: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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