|Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, 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.
|Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Vaguita|
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.
|Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, 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
|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.
|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.
|Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, 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.
|Most Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, Sumatran Orangutan|
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
|Amazing Almost Extinct Animals, 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.
|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.
|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
|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, Blue Poison|
|Amazing Almost Extinct Animals Other Amphibian|
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.