Top 10 Endangered Animals of 2017

posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:35 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Top 10 Endangered Animals of 2017

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The Amur leopard is listed as critically endangered and that means that its facing an extremely high risk of being extinction in the wild. They are important ecologically, economically and culturally which the Amur Leopard special. “Conservation of its habitat benefits other species, including Amur tigers and prey species like deer. With the right conservation efforts, we can bring them back and ensure long-term conservation of the region,” according to worldwildlife.org.

According to worldwildlife.org, “Asian elephants are extremely sociable, forming groups of six to seven related females that are led by the oldest female, the matriarch,” but they become very protective over their young. The Asian Elephant has been hunted by humans for many years now and now they are listed as endangered which means facing a high risk of being extinct in the wild.

According to worldwildlife.org, the “Black-footed ferret are one of the most endangered mammals in North America and are the only ferret species native to the continent.” Their recovery in the of the grasslands is what keeping this little furry creature going and on the verge of not being extinct.

The Bornean Orangutan and chimpanzees are the smartest apes in animal history. Scientist say that are relatively closed to humans in many different ways. Now they’re on the verge of being extinct because humans take down their homes forcing them to relocate and using them as test subjects. Both are listed as “critically endangered”.

The Green Turtle is one of the most commonly known and the largest turtle to ever roam the sea. They get their name from the greenish color of its shell and located in the Eastern Pacific ocean. Habitat loss and fisheries by-catch are what causes this animal to be listed as an endangered species.

“Indochinese tiger numbers are in shocking decline across its range because of shrinking habitats, expanding human populations, and the increasing demand for traditional medicines, folk remedies and wild meat.” According to worldwildlife.org, with no more habitat for the tigers to help protect them they are more vulnerable to be killed by hunters and motor vehicles.

The Red Panda is looks similar to a bear but it’s bigger than an domestic cat. According to worldwildlife.org, the “Red pandas are often killed when they get caught in traps meant for other animals such as wild pigs and deer. They are also poached for their distinctive pelts in China and Myanmar. Red panda fur caps or hats have been found for sale in Bhutan.” Using these animals fur as clothing is what making these animals become endangered.

Western Lowland Gorilla is one of the biggest and strongest apes but are very intelligent as the Chimpanzee and Orangutan. These gentle giants are facing a disease that has been around for a couple of years and that's “Ebola”. Like humans the Western Lowland Gorilla catches this disease and dies in a period of time which makes the become critically endangered.  

According to worldwildlife.org, “Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with only 58-68 individuals that live only in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Javan rhinos once lived throughout northeast India and Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s last Javan rhino was poached in 2010.” For years the Javan Rhino has always been hunted for its two horns on top of their snot. Rhino’s uses their horns to protect themselves and without that they a are vulnerable to any predator.

Source: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?page=2