“The survival of the fittest” has always existed in the animal world, because the rule of the animal kingdom has always been balanced, and sadly, humans have broken the balance by hunting or destroying habitat. There are many different species that are now on the verge of extinction. According to the world wildlife fund, the ten animals on the list below are almost extinct species, and you may not see them for the rest of your life.
10. Central South Gemsbok
The Central South Gazelle was discovered only in 1992 more than 20 years ago, when it was already one of the most endangered species on the planet. Little is known about it because it has only been recorded four times by the authorities and there are no specimens. The animals are native to the mountains of Laos and Vietnam, and the exact population is unclear, but it has been protected because of its scarcity since its discovery.
9, Sumatran rhino
The Sumatran rhinoceros lives mainly in Borneo and Sumatra and is the only rhinoceros in Asia with two horns. They are very small and much smaller than other species of rhinoceros. The exact number of Sumatran rhinos is still uncertain, but poaching is a major threat to Sumatran rhinos and the level of reproduction is low. In the past 15 years, only two captive rhinos have reproduced their offspring.
8, West Loren gorilla
Western lowland gorillas mainly live in central Africa, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since it lives in a very dense rainforest area, its exact number is unknown, so it is almost impossible to calculate an accurate number. Despite this, scientists have said that in the past few decades, the number of lowland gorillas in the West has been reduced by 60%, which puts them in an extremely endangered situation.
7, mountain gorilla
Mountain gorillas living in the high mountains of central Africa are among the top ten most endangered animals in the world. This is largely due to poaching, as well as humans pushing the gorillas further into the mountains and into colder, more dangerous areas. However, recent conservation efforts have seen an increase in the number of mountain gorillas – currently about 880.
6, Sumatran Tiger
The Sumatran tiger is only found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Although it is a protected species, poaching is still a big problem, as is deforestation. Today, there are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers, half the number of survivors less than 30 years ago.
5. Cross River Gorilla
The Cross River gorillas inhabit the central African region, where they are prone to severe deforestation and deforestation, causing them to be hunted by humans. These animals are very vigilant to humans, so it is difficult to accurately count their numbers, but scientists estimate that there are only about 200 to 300 wild animals left.
4, the little mouse dolphins
Wakita is considered to be the rarest marine mammal in the world – it was discovered about 50 years ago, but it is an extremely endangered species. This is mainly due to illegal fishing activities near Mexico. In the past three years alone, the number has been cut in half, and now there are fewer than 100.
3, Java rhinoceros
Java rhinoceros is the most threatened rhinoceros breed, with only 35 rhinos currently surviving. They all live in the Urong Cullen National Park on Java Island, Indonesia, because they were less than 100 poached in the last place of life.
2, Heilongjiang Leopard
The Heilongjiang Leopard actually lives in a remote area in northeastern China, rather than living in Africa as most people imagine. Naturally, the incredible fur of these animals is very attractive, but it also led to poaching, so poachers hunted. It is estimated that only about 30 of these organisms survive to this day and they are endangered.
1. South China Tiger
The South China Tiger is one of the most endangered species on the planet, because the South China Tiger has not been found in the wild for decades. Except for a few captive animals, the animal is almost extinct. Sadly, thousands of animals have been killed in the past 50 years, which means that we may see the next animal being completely erased from the earth.