Top 5 most endangered species

The status of endangered species can change over time due to various factors such as conservation efforts, habitat loss, and climate change but here are five species that were among the most endangered as of 2021


Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis): The Amur leopard is one of the most critically endangered big cats in the world. It is native to the Russian Far East and parts of China, and there are estimated to be fewer than 100 individuals left in the wild.




Vaquita (Phocoena sinus): The vaquita is a small porpoise found in the Gulf of California, Mexico. It is the most critically endangered marine mammal, with possibly fewer than 10 individuals remaining. They are threatened primarily by bycatch in illegal fishing operations.




Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus): The Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest large mammals on Earth, with only a few individuals surviving in the wild, primarily in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park.



Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni): The northern white rhinoceros is functionally extinct in the wild, with only a few individuals remaining in captivity. The last male, Sudan, passed away in 2018, leaving only two surviving females.



Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii): The Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered due to habitat loss from deforestation and illegal hunting. It is estimated that there are fewer than 14,000 individuals left in the wild.





Please note that the status of these species may have changed since my last update, and I recommend checking with relevant conservation organizations or authorities for the most up-to-date information on the status of these and other endangered species. Conservation efforts and initiatives can have a significant impact on the survival of these species, and there is ongoing work to protect and preserve them.






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