Endangered animals are animals who are at risk of going extinct. They are put on this list to bring awareness that if changes are not made, they will go extinct in the future. One animal that is on that list is the Amur leopard. They have been on the list since 1966, and there are less than 70 of them around today.
A reason they are going extinct is that they are hunted animals, used for fur. Another animal that is endangered is gorillas. They have also been at risk since 1996, and there are only 200-300 gorillas left in the wild.
Endangered animal species is a species that has been categorized as likely to become extinct in the nearest future. Endangered animal species are categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on its Red List.
According to the Red list in 2012, 3,079 animal species are listed as endangered worldwide. Some animal species that are at a higher risk of extinction in the immediate future include Black rhino, red wolf, African wild ass, Northwest Africa Cheetah, Chinese giant salamander, Cross River gorilla, hawksbill turtle, Philippine crocodile, Arabian leopard, Amsterdam albatross and many more.
Animal species are becoming endangered due to climate change, loss of habitat, lack of genetic variations, invasive species, diseases, pollution, and human predation.
More and more animals are starting to become endangered. One of the most endangered animals is the Amur Leopard. This has started to become endangered since 1996, and over the past years, its numbers have kept on dwindling. According to some reports, there are probably just 70 creatures of this kind that are available right now.
Other animals that are part of the endangered list may surprise you. For example, the gorilla is considered to be endangered right now. The sea turtle is also another animal that is considered to be endangered, although there are more efforts that are being done to improve the number of sea turtles that are found all over the world.
Unfortunately, there are many endangered species. Some of these include Siberian tigers. Tigers once lived all over Asia, but today their numbers are alarmingly low, and more tigers live in American zoos than in the wild in Asia. Some significant threats to the big cats are poaching and loss of their habitat due to human interference. The giant panda is another species we need to protect. The main threat to these adorable creatures is the loss and disintegration of their habitat because of agriculture.
Asian elephants are another endangered species. The significant risk to elephants is a conflict with humans. Elephants and people cannot co-exist in regions where the majority of the land is used for agriculture. Another unusual creature to safeguard is the Amur leopard. Poaching and human disturbance with their habitat have led to them being in danger of extinction.