Vaquita

Vaquita

Facts The world’s rarest marine animal, the Vaquita, is on the verge of extinction. The fast collapse of the vaquita in Mexico, with only approximately 10 individuals living, exemplifies the condition of cetaceans as a whole—whales, dolphins, and porpoises. This tiny porpoise wasn’t spotted until 1958, and now, more than Bővebben……

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Sunda Tiger

Facts This subspecies was once prevalent in numerous regions of Indonesia’s Sunda islands. Now that tigers in Java and Bali are extinct, the only remaining Sunda tigers can be found in Sumatra. STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Less than 400 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera tigris sondaica WEIGHT: 165–308 pounds HABITATS: Tropical broadleaf evergreen forests, freshwater swamp forests Bővebben……

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Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran Rhino

Facts Sumatran rhinoceroses are the smallest extant rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhinoceroses with two horns. They have lengthy hair and are more closely linked to the extinct woolly rhinos than any other rhino species now living. Calves are born with a dense coat that turns reddish-brown as they grow Bővebben……

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Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran orangutans, whose name comes from the Malay language for “person of the jungle,” are critically endangered. STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: 14,613 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pongo abelii WEIGHT: 66 – 198 pounds LENGTH: 4 -5 feet HABITATS: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests The Sumatran Orangutan is almost entirely arboreal, living in tropical rainforests amid the trees. Bővebben……

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Sumatran Elephant

Facts Sumatran elephants eat a wide variety of plants and scatter seeds across the jungle, helping to a healthy environment. They also share their lush forest environment with several other endangered species, including the Sumatran rhino, tiger, and orangutan, as well as countless other species that benefit from a healthy Bővebben……

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Saola

Saola

Facts In the two decades after its discovery, the fascinating saola, sometimes known as the Asian unicorn, has remained a mystery. In captivity, there are none, and this rarely seen species is already critically endangered. Only four times has saola been categorically documented in the wild by scientists. STATUS: Critically Endangered Bővebben……

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Javan Rhino

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Around 60 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhinoceros sondaicus HEIGHT: 4.6–5.8 feet WEIGHT: 1,984 – 5,071 pounds LENGTH: 10–10.5 feet HABITATS: Tropical forests Only roughly 60 Javan rhinos live in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia, making them the most endangered of the five rhino species. Rhinos from Java once roamed northeast India and Bővebben……

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Hawksbill Turtle

Facts STATUSCritically Endangered SCIENTIFIC NAMEEretmochelys imbricata WEIGHT90-150 pounds LENGTH30-35 inches HABITATSOceans Hawksbills are named after its sharp, narrow beak. On their shells, they have a characteristic pattern of overlapping scales that produce a serrated edge. These colorful and patterned shells are highly valued and are usually sold in marketplaces as Bővebben……

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Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: Unknown SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gorilla beringei graueri HEIGHT: 4 to 5 ½ feet tall when standing on two feet WEIGHT: up to 440 pounds The largest of the four gorilla subspecies is the eastern lowland gorilla, also known as Grauer’s gorilla. Its stocky build, huge hands, and Bővebben……

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Cross River Gorilla

Cross River Gorilla

Facts STATUS: Critically Endangered POPULATION: 200 to 300 individuals SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gorilla gorilla diehli HEIGHT: 4 to 5 ½ feet when standing on two feet WEIGHT: up to 440 pounds Until the last decade or two, scientists were unable to adequately investigate the range and abundance of the Cross River Bővebben……

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