World Wildlife Day: 10 endangered animals in pictures

03-Mar-2017
  • The Sumatran tigerinhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Loss of habitat, poaching have reduced the population of this subspecies of tiger and fewer than 400 remain in the wild. It has been listed as critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List

    The Sumatran tigerinhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Loss of habitat, poaching have reduced the population of this subspecies of tiger and fewer than 400 remain in the wild. It has been listed as critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List

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  • The Borneo pygmy elephant is the smallest species of elephants in Asia, found in  northeastern parts of Borneo island, in Indonesia and Malaysia. The population of this species has declined over the years and it has been listed as endangered by IUCN

    The Borneo pygmy elephant is the smallest species of elephants in Asia, found in northeastern parts of Borneo island, in Indonesia and Malaysia. The population of this species has declined over the years and it has been listed as endangered by IUCN

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  • Also called the the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard, the Amur leopard is found in Russia and parts of north-east 

China. A little over 60 of these species remain in the wild, they have been categorised as critically endangered species by the International 
Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

    Also called the the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard, the Amur leopard is found in Russia and parts of north-east China. A little over 60 of these species remain in the wild, they have been categorised as critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

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  • Hawksbills are critically endangered turtles, found predominantly in tropical reefs of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. These turtles have been named Hawksbille for their narrow, pointed beak.

    Hawksbills are critically endangered turtles, found predominantly in tropical reefs of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. These turtles have been named Hawksbille for their narrow, pointed beak.

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  • The population of mountain gorillas took a hit due to years of war, hunting, habitat destruction and disease—threats, less than 1,000 remain and they have categorised as critically endangered

    The population of mountain gorillas took a hit due to years of war, hunting, habitat destruction and disease—threats, less than 1,000 remain and they have categorised as critically endangered

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  • The black rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey, the species is classified as critically endangered

    The black rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey, the species is classified as critically endangered

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  • Pangolins are easily recognised by their thick armour scales that covers their skin. Pangolins are primarily nocturnal, and their diet consists of ants and termites. These animals are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

    Pangolins are easily recognised by their thick armour scales that covers their skin. Pangolins are primarily nocturnal, and their diet consists of ants and termites. These animals are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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  • The Atlantic bluefin tuna is the the largest and most endangered among the three species of bluefin — The  Pacific, and the Southern. Overfishing has led to an alarming decline of blufin population

    The Atlantic bluefin tuna is the the largest and most endangered among the three species of bluefin — The Pacific, and the Southern. Overfishing has led to an alarming decline of blufin population

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  • The Sumatran Orangutan is an arboreal animal, living among the trees of tropical rainforests on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The species is classified as critically endangered

    The Sumatran Orangutan is an arboreal animal, living among the trees of tropical rainforests on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The species is classified as critically endangered

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  • The blue whale is a marine mammal and the largest animals on Earth. Aggressive hunting by whalers for over a century has taken a toll on its population. Blue whales are currently classified as endangered on the IUCN list

    The blue whale is a marine mammal and the largest animals on Earth. Aggressive hunting by whalers for over a century has taken a toll on its population. Blue whales are currently classified as endangered on the IUCN list

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