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5 Endangered Animals In The World

Updated on October 22, 2011

The increase of human population over the centuries has caused not one but many damages to Earth. The increase in human population leads directly to the increase in their demands which in turn leads to animal hunting and deforestation. And now, due to the uncontrollable increase of the human population, has lead to extinction of many animals on earth.

The animals that were once happily surviving on earth along with humans are now decreasing rapidly in their population and if the process of their killings by humans won’t stop they will very soon be obliterated from the face of the earth.

Following is the list of five most endangered animals of earth:

The Siberian Tiger

This is perhaps the animal most in danger of extinction. The Siberian tigers are the most beautiful of all the cats. But the sad part is that only 200 of their species are now left.

Most of these are the ones that are reserved in nature reserves.

The reason for their rapid extinction from the world is their killings by humans who use the skin of the tiger and its meat. Another reason for their extinction is their loss of habitat.

The Leopards

This is yet another cat in danger of extinction. The leopards are found in nearly whole of the Africa, south of Sahara and Asia.

A leopard is recognized by the dark spots arranged in rosettes over their bodies. Leopards are well known for their fast run, their ability to jump very high and their ability to swim, unlike other cats.

The leopards mainly feed on cattle and dogs. Their demand for cattle and dogs has been causing much nuisance to the humans an act that lead to their killing.

When a leopard doesn’t get what it wants in the forest, it usually enters the villages nearby in search of food. Now the killing of these cats due to their ability to cause nuisance, the leopards have become one of the endangered species of the world.

Black Rhinoceros

The black rhinoceros are a special type that is found only in the west of Africa. It is estimated that only 2500 or even below, animals of its kind are left. These statistics make these as one of the ten most endangered species of the world.

The reason for extinction of these animals is not the loss of their habitat. These animals have very special black horns for which they are extensively hunted. This is exactly the reason why this special animal is finishing slowly.

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Gorilla
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Orangutan

The Great Apes

Africa was once the house of apes but now due various reasons these apes are facing the threat of extinction. The list of these apes includes Gorillas, chimpanzees and bonbons. These animals are in usually present in countries and regions under a war.

One of the reasons of extinction of these apes is the vary fact. Mostly these apes are hunted for the commercial bush meat trade. This alone however is not the only reason of the decrease in population of these animals. Others factors that are involved in their rapid decrease of these apes is the loss their habitat and certain diseases.

Due to severe deforestation that has been taking place over the years in certain regions of Africa, over the years, these animals have faced a loss their homes which has lead to an extreme decrease of their population. Certain diseases also play an important factor in their decrease.

The Riverine Rabbit

The riverine rabbit is a special type of rabbit and is distinguished by its special feature of a strip of dark brown fur running from one corner of the mouth, crossing the cheek and hitting the bottom of the ear. These rabbits are usually found in the Karoo desert of South Africa.

According to recent estimation, nearly 250 of its species are left on the earth. This makes it one of the most endangered specie of the world.

The reason for their being endangered is same as the others, that is, deforestation leading to loss of habitat and decrease in the population. The breeding of this rabbit is slow; therefore it becomes hard for this animal to over come this loss.

Critically Endangered Animals Of The World

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