Added on: 22nd Jun 2015
The axolotl, sometimes called the water monster, is a kind of fish
salamander that is highly sought after in research circles due to its
abilities to regenerate, but it is quickly becoming extinct.
Often identified as a blue macaw, the Spix’s macaw is native to
Brazil and only 93 are accounted for, all in captivity.
Poached for their horns they are often used as ingredients in formulating
Chinese medicine and each kilogram (of their horn) costs over $30,000
on the black market. There are only 72 of them known to exist in the wild.
The Siamese crocodile is native to parts of Southeast Asia and
presently there are less than 70 left in the wild. Their survival has
been compromised by people taking lands for farming, which affected
the crocodiles due to the increase of cattle, use of pesticides, and
chemical fertilizers that corrupted the clean water.
BROWN SPIDER MONKEY
The brown spider monkey received its name due to its long limbs,
which help it to swing and climb on trees. Its tail is also flexible enough
that it is considered more of a limb due to its precision and usability
when being used to hang on branches. The population of 60 has been
the result of relentless hunting and wild animal trades, which usually
occur in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela.
The Mexican wolf holds the title of being the rarest and most genetically
distinct subspecies of the grey wolf, which is found in North America.
There are now 340 of them in over 49 research facilities all over the
US and in Mexico. The decline was primarily due to the decreasing
number of elks and deer, which they hunt for food.
With less than twenty left in the world, the Baiji dolphin is one of the
most endangered species on Earth.
NORTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS
The northern white rhinoceros is considered extinct in the wild and
the last 10 white rhinos in the world are now being protected in
conservation centres located in California and the Czech Republic.
These animals are so protected that they even have guards by
their side night and day to prevent them from being killed