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Thursday, February 12, 2015


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:

#10:Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger
These tigers which live in the Indonesian island of Sumatra are at their lowest numbers, hanging on to survival mode. And the situation is dire. Already their closest cousins have lost the war. Neighboring tigers namely Bali tigers and Javan tigers have folded the flag, not a single entity is alive today. In short, extinct. Rough estimate of Sumatran tigers place them at about 400 to 600 individuals.

#9: Cross River Gorilla
Cross River Gorilla
If you think this hairy beast looks powerful enough to fend for itself – especially with those big forearms, then you’ll have to think again. Currently, there are only 200-300 individuals are left in the whole Planet Earth. That is not even equal to the number of days in a year, barely right?
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.

They may be seen enjoying the sun like most sea creatures would. But they’re numbers are really down low. Endemic to the Northern part of the Gulf of California, Vaquitas which means “little cow” in Spanish, are dangerously nearing extinction. For today, there are but 100 to 300 “little cows” that are roaming the seas. And that’s assuming nobody died in that last count.

#7: White-headed Langur
White-headed Langur
For a moment there, you’d think they were friars with white head gears. And harmless too.

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
North Pacific Right Whale
Money can certainly affect everyone, including these large mamooths of the deep!
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.

#5:Javan Rhinoceros
Javan Rhinoceros
Such a ferocious-looking animal, don’t you think! Looking at them you can picture out a tank of an animal. And with a tusk that looks as sharp as a Japanese samurai’s blade, anyone would think twice to mess with these Javan rhinoceros.
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
Amur Leopard
Sometimes beauty can be one’s doom. Take the Amur Leopard for instance. Its thick and beautiful fur is a valued by many making the Amur Leopard one of the most sought-after animals for the hunt.
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
Northern Sportive Lemur
Talk about being on the brink. There are so few of these Northern sportive lemursleft in the wild their numbers have gone down to but 18 in Northern Madagascar. All told.
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.

Dubbed to be the Asian Unicorn, you’d be surprised at the sharpness of its horns. With the proper angle, you’d think it had only but one and not a set, perhaps reason enough for its unicorn name.
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
Ivory-billed Woodpecker
It may be the biggest of all woodpeckers in the world, making itself a classic act all its own, more like a bird royalty. But all their regality maybe but a memory as rumors has it not one exists today in the whole planet.
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.

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