In this list, we wanted to show you the list of the Top 10 Endangered Species on Earth that reached their last days of life.
There are almost 30 million animal species on our planet, and some of these species are on the verge of extinction due to the over-utilization of resources or greed by humans.
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 extinction, let us see the one by one.
Endangered Species List 2020
1. Northern White Rhinoceros
The Northern White Rhinoceros 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.
2. Baiji Dolphin
This Baiji Dolphin usually lives in freshwater and is found mostly on the 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 humans.
3. Mexican Wolf
It is known that the Mexican Wolf is the rarest and genetically distinct subspecies 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 the land for agriculture, which affected the crocodiles due to the increase in the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers that contaminated the clean water.
6. Javan Rhinoceros
Javan Rhinoceros poached by their horns 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.
7. Spix’s Macaw
Spix’s Macaw is 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 average weighs 300 grams.
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 are left in the ocean.
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9. Iberian lynx
Iberian Lynx 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.
10. 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.