Once They’re Gone, There’s No Bringing Them Back
The Carolina Parakeet, the Golden Toad, the West African Black Rhino, and so many others… whether they’re long-gone, recently gone, or soon-to-be gone, they’re a loss to the world. No one will ever get to enjoy seeing these magnificent animals. They won’t play the role in nature that they were destined to have.
Currently, more than 3,000 species of animals are considered endangered. In the United States, the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973 to help with conservation efforts, but there are now three times as many endangered species as there were just ten years ago. To learn more about those animals, explore the Faunalytics library articles and other resources below.
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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we are now losing animal species at more than 1,000 times the “normal” rate. Here are the top endangered animals in the world… some of whom may sadly be next:
Also critically endangered: Amur Leopard, Bornean Orangutan, Cross River Gorilla, Eastern Lowland Gorilla, Hawksbill Turtle, Javan Rhino, Mountain Gorilla, South China Tiger, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Rhino, Sumatran Tiger (Source: World Wildlife Fund, 2016)
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Photo credits: Carolina Parakeet by Getty Images; Golden Toad by Charles H. Smith; Black Rhino by Gerry Zambonini; Sumatran Elephant by Yathin Krishnappa; Leatherback Turtle by Rabon David; Pangolin by Bart Wursten; Western Lowland Gorilla by Paul Brennan; Vaquita by Paul Olsen; Orangutan by ShekuSheriff; Saola by World Wildlife Fund.