Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top 12 Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals

After at least a couple of post from me, i now would like to invite you all to find out and realize the 12 of the most amazing almost extinct animals. They are all amazing, they are near, but unfortunately they are almost gone from this planet, as in they are on the brink of extinction. Looking back at how this planet has never been able to cope with the change of general climate, and also adding human cause to it, we could almost sure to predict that these amazing almost extinct animals will went down to zero existence if we did not take action and do nothing at all about it. So i'm here to try and influence you all regarding these animals so that we all could take action and together i believe we could save them.

Snow Leopard

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Snow Leopard
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Snow Leopard

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

Snow Leopards are from the snowy mountains around Middle Asia, Afganistan, and East Tibet. They are in the red list of IUCN, which clearly states that they are also “in a crisis stage.” Their extinction was caused by illegal poaching from people using their fur to make coats.


Vaquita

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Vaquita
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Vaguita

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Vaquita
Vaquitas

One of the rarest cetaceans in the world, the Vaquita is endangered by both its limited range and the ease with which it gets caught in fishing nets. Its population has been decreasing since 2009 from about 600 to approximately 250 now.


Javanese Rhinos

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Javanese Rhinos
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Javanese Rhinos

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Javanese Rhinos
Javanese Rhinos

Javanese Rhinos is a species that are nearly extinct because there are only 40-50 of them that have been successfully saved by Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia and around 8 more in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam. Illegal poaching causes Javanese Rhinos extinction, which is done by people who want to take their horns. WWF Indonesia is planning to hold a second breeding of this species and they will probably use Halimun National Park in West Java to implement its plan.

Mekong Giant Catfish

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Mekong Giant Catfish
Mekong Giant Catfish

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Mekong Giant Catfish
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Mekong Giant Catfish


Prized for its enormous size (the largest ever caught was 293 kg), it is now protected in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but fishing goes on, it is believed that only hundreds of them remains in the wild.

Silky Sifaka

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Silky Sifaka
Silky Sifaka

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Silky Sifaka
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Silky Sifaka

This species of lemur only lives on the island of Madagascar in the northeastern rainforests. Its population is very small and it is hunted by some local people for meat. It is one of the most endangered primates in the world. The silky sifaka has never been bred in captivity, meaning if it is killed entirely in the wild, it most likely can’t be kept alive in a captive breeding program or zoo.

Polar Bear

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Polar Bear
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Polar Bear


Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Polar Bear
Polar Bear

We all knew how the issue of global warming directly affecting those animals in the pole, they said only fewer than 25,000 remains for polar bear in both poles. Some of its major cause are human development and poaching have long threatened the polar bear, but climate change and the loss of sea ice are now pushing it onto the critical list.

Sumatran Orangutan

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Sumatran Orangutan
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Sumatran Orangutan

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Sumatran Orangutan
Sumatran Orangutans

Sumatran Orangutans are the most rare species among the other Orangutan. Their habitat is in the north part of Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Since 2004 until now, there are only 7.300 Orangutans in the world, which puts them into the “crisis stage” in IUCN’s red list. A second breeding plan will be held in Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, in Jambi and Riau, Indonesia 

Golden-Headed Langur

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Golden-Headed Langur
Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Golden-Headed Langur

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Golden-Headed Langur
Golden-Headed Langur

All but wiped out, this primate was placed under protection in 2000. It is still in grave danger, but in 2003 its numbers rose for the first time in decades, recently it is only about 70 of them still lives in the wild.

Giant Panda

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Giant Panda
Giant Panda

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Giant Panda
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Giant Panda

Loss and fragmentation of habitat are to blame for the panda's perilous state. It is believed only 2,000 of them still alive. Captive breeding and species protection are helping the panda hang on.. barely.

Leatherback Turtle

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback Turtle

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Leatherback Turtle
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Leatherback Turtle

This reptile species has drastically decreased 97% in the past 22 years! That’s why the Leatherback Turtle is listed as one of hundreds of “almost extinct” animals. Their extinction is caused by illegal poaching, loss of natural habitat, and human consumption of their eggs  A second breeding of this turtle species will be held in Jamursba Medi, North Shore of Irian, Indonesia, in a sea turtles conservation area.


Cross River Gorilla

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Cross River Gorilla
Cross River Gorilla

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Cross River Gorilla
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Cross River Gorillas

This primate is one of the most endangered in the world. It lives in a region between Nigeria and Cameroon in moist broadleaf forests. About one hundred and fifteen live in two parks created just for their protection: Takamanda National Park and Cross River National Park.

Frogs, and Other Amphibians

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Frogs Amphibians
Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Frogs, Blue Poison

Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Frogs Amphibians
Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Other Amphibian

Last but not least on my list are frogs, you see frogs are not one animal, but so many of them are under threat they fit the definition of endangered for this list. In 2009 a study reported that 200 million to one billion frogs are killed every year for frogs legs consumption. Australian researcher Corey Bradshaw, who is one the study’s authors said: “About half of all listed amphibians are threatened with extinction”. Amphibian Ark states 50% of amphibians could go extinct. “50%: of ~6,000 described amphibian species, are threatened with extinction. 32% known to be threatened + 23% data deficient but believed threatened”. The percentage quoted here from Conservational International is 40%.

Now that we all know how these animals are on their brink of extinction, we can't just let them be, right? We surely can't just pretend that we have no idea what's happening here, at least what we can do now is to share this information of how these amazing animals is almost extinct, the more people know about it, the higher chance the animals would be protected. Let's all hope so. 

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