Thursday, February 12, 2015
THESE 10 ANIMALS MAY BE EXTINCT WHEN YOUR CHILD GROWS UP
With the rate these animals are disappearing, it may not be long before we’ll see the last of them. Granting we would be able to grab the chance.
The human race may be in for an unpleasant surprise. You see these animals are already hanging on to their last breath, and yet we have done essentially the same things that have pushed them to that place. And if we don’t do a drastic turnaround it won’t be long before we find out that truly you’ll never miss the water until the well runs dry.
We’ve done a some in-depth research and we’ve narrowed down the list to 10. Here are 10 of the most endangered species on Earth in the year 2014:
#9: Cross River Gorilla
But that only shows how endangered this specie is. Cross River Gorillas are endemic to the forrest hills and mountains found in Nigeria and Cameroon border. Specifically by the waters of the river named as Cross. The specie is known as the most endangered of all the African apes.
#7: White-headed Langur
But the good memories are but ages ago. Today, these intelligent creatures are languishing in the wild. Their numbers have become but a fraction of their original population. So much poaching have been done, the rate of their annihilation is stagerring. It is said that over 80% of their total numbers are lost. And only 70 are left in the wild today.
#6: North Pacific Right Whale
Hunted for commercial purposes, these sea mammals which lives mostly in the Pacific Ocean, in the Northeast part, are slowly reaching critical population count. Where there used to thousands roaming the vast ocean, today there lives not even a 100, pundits claim. So many have been hunted, rough estimates say there are but 50 lest in the deep, blue sea.
But contrary to what you see, these animals have been the target of massive poaching. The scary result: Once widespread and numerous, today they number but 40 and that is all in captivity. All that many believe to be the remaining surviving individuals are housed in Ujung Kulon National Park located West Java, Indonesia.
#4: Amur Leopard
Today, while these specie roam in large numbers in Southeast Russia and Northeast China, they’re but a handful. Numbering only about 20 in the wild. And many illegally-acquired skins belonging to these creatures of beauty have been confiscated by border guards. Sad fate for such a beautiful animal!
#3: Northern Sportive Lemur
Now, if that was bad news already wait to hear the next. None of these big-eyed creatures exist in captivity. Looks like there is still tons and tons of work to do for animal conservationist and for all people to pitch in.
However, all we have today left from this animal may be its footprints as scientists have pointed out this seemingly magical creature is already part of the list of extinct animals. Good to hear somebody way back 2013 caught one in his camera. Fact remains, getting a reasonable number of their population is close to impossible.
#1: Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Used to be endemic to the Southeastern United States, the specie may have been already decimated. Although reports have emerged in the past that some may have survived man’s intrusions, these are few and far between. And many experts believe it is virtually impossible to do an honest assessment today.