Top 10 Most Endangered Species on Earth

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In this list, we wanted to show you the list of Top 10 Endangered Species on Earth reached their last days of life.

There are almost 30 million animal species on our planet, some of these species are on the verge of extinction due to over-utilization of resources or greedy by the human.

Hunted for meat, skin and other materials, governments around the world are fighting poaching and illegal hunting practices.

Unfortunately, some of the following animals on this list are reaching towards extinction, let us see the one by one.

Endangered Species List 2019


10. Arakan Forest Turtle

Arakan Forest Turtle

The Arakan forest turtle is so rare that it can only be found in the Arakan hills of western Myanmar.

Many thought that it had disappeared in 1908 until it was rediscovered in 1994, although it was determined that less than 100 remained in nature.


9. Iberian lynx

Iberian lynx

It is Located in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), the Iberian lynx is actually the first of the feline species of the modern world and it is estimated less than 100 remain in the world.


8. Axolotl

Axolotl

The axolotl, sometimes called the sea monster, is a type of fish salamander that is in high demand in research circles due to its regenerative abilities, but it is rapidly disappearing. It is hard to estimate how many left in the ocean.

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7. Spix’s Macaw

Spix’s Macaw

Often identified as a blue macaw, Spix sour comes from Brazil and only 93 of them are been identified in total. It is a small macaw compared to other types, the medium ones on an average it weights 300gms.


6. Javan Rhinoceros

Javan Rhinoceros

Poached by their horns, they are often used in the formulation of Chinese medicine and every kilogram (of their horn) costs more than $ 30,000 on the black market. Only 72 of them are left on the planet.




5. Siamese Crocodile

Siamese Crocodile

The Siamese crocodile is native to parts of Southeast Asia and there are currently less than 70 in the wild.

Their survival was compromised by the people who took land for agriculture, which affected the crocodiles due to the increase of the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers that contaminated the clean water.


4. Brown Spider Monkey

Brown Spider Monkey

The brown spider monkey has received its name because of its long limbs, which allow it to swing and climb trees.

Its tail is also flexible enough to be considered a member due to its precision and ease of use when used to hook branches.

The population of these monkeys is just 60 in number due to the result of hunting of wild animals for trade, which generally occurs in northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela.


3. Mexican Wolf

Mexican Wolf

It is known that the Mexican wolf is the rarest and genetically distinct sub-species of the gray wolf found in North America.

Now there are 340 in total in 49 research centers in the United States and Mexico. The decrease is mainly due to the decrease in the number of elk and deer, which the wolf was hunting to eat.


2. Baiji Dolphin

Baiji Dolphin

This Dolphin usually lives in fresh water and found most on Yangtze River in China, With less than 20 Baiji in the world, it is one of the most endangered species on the planet because of the pollution made by the humans.


1. Northern White Rhinoceros

Northern White Rhinoceros

The northern white rhino is considered extinct in the wild and the last 10 white rhinos in the world are now protected in conservation centers in California and the Czech Republic.

These animals are so protected that they even have guards by their side night and day to prevent poachers from killing them.

There are some other lists you can read in LiveScience if you are interested.