World Animal Day: Have you seen these 10 endangered animals?

Oct 04, 2018, 16:30 IST
  • World Animal Day: Have you seen these 10 endangered animals?

    The Sumatran Tiger: The Sumatran tiger inhabits in 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 tiger is the only surviving tiger population in the Sunda Islands, where the Bali and Javan tigers are extinct

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    Borneo Pygmy Elephant: 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 tiger and it has been listed as endangered by IUCN

    Habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation etc have reduced the population of these elephants

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    Amur Leopard: Also called 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)

    Poaching, poaching of prey species, habitat loss and deforestation or exploitation of forests are few reasons for the dwindling numbers. Amur Leopard was considered as one of the rarest cats on Earth

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

    Did you know? Across the globe, hawksbill sea turtles are taken by humans and in some parts of the world, hawksbill sea turtles are eaten as a delicacy

     

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    Mountain Gorilla: 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

    A 2018 census put the mountain gorilla population at just over 1000

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  • World Animal Day: Have you seen these 10 endangered animals?

    Black Rhino: 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.

    Habitat changes, illegal poaching, and competing species are the few threats that these endangered species

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    Pangolin: 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 threatened by poaching (for their meat and scales) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats and are the most trafficked mammals in the world

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

    Global appetite for fish is the predominant threat to Atlantic bluefin tuna

     

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    Sumatran Orangutan: 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 popularly called as 'person of the forest' and local hunting, poaching and logging (both legal and illegal) are few of the threats that they face for their survival

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  • World Animal Day: Have you seen these 10 endangered animals?

    Blue whale: 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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World Animal Day is celebrated on October 4 every year to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards of animals around the globe.  The day is observed across the globe to raise and create awareness for action for animal rights and their welfare. On the occasion of World Animal Day, we bring you 10 animals that face extinction

 

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