10 Animals That Will Go Extinct In Your Life Time!!!

1. Amur Leopard
Do to pouching for their beautiful spotted fur only around 30 Amur Leopards live in the wild today. This possibly makes them the most endanger big cat in the world.

amurmotherandcub[SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images]

2. Sumatran Elephant.
The number of Sumatran Elephants has dropped 80 percent in less than 25 years do to loss of habitat and conflict with humans. There are less than 3,000 alive today.

sumatran_elephant[Wikimedia Commons]

3. Javan Rhinoceros
Killed and sold in the black market, Javan Rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species. There are only 35 left in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java.


4.Leatherback turtles.
This is the largest of all sea turtles and the most migratory. Leatherbacks population has declined drastically  do to over harvesting, plastic ingestion, egg pouching and loss of habitat.


5.Western lowland gorilla.
Do to pouching and the deadly Ebola virus a very large number of lowland gorillas have been wiped out. Some baby lowland gorillas are even kept as pets.

western_lowland_gorilla[GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images]

The Saola is also known as the asian unicorn. The species is rarely seen in the wild and there are none in captivity. The Saola have been hunted and used for traditional medicines and food in China. their population is estimated between a couple dozen to a couple hundred.

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There are fewer than 100 of this species left in the world. They are hunted and sold on the black market for their swim bladders.


8.Siberian tiger.
Only around 400-500 Siberian tigers live on this earth today. They are hunted for traditional medicines and also as trophies. Their numbers also keep dropping do to lose of habitat, fires and illegal logging.

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9.Mountain Gorilla.
Mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga mountains, Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A big loss of the species is do to pouching, destruction of habitat and disease.

Gorilla gorilla beringei  Mountain gorilla[http://wwf.panda.org]

10.Greater Bamboo Lemur.
The Greater Bamboo Lemur is the most endangered of all lemurs, estimated only 60 believed to still be alive today.


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