Category: Moderately Endangered

Fleay’s Barred Frog

Fleay’s Barred Frog can be found in New South Wales and Southeast Queensland and is currently listed as endangered. Although Fleay’s Barred Frog are fairly common across these ranges there is a noticeable decline taking place. The reason for the decline in population is thought to be a combination of a handful of different factors

Alabama Waterdog

The Alabama Waterdog is a rare species of gilded salamander that is found exclusively in the Black Warrior River drainage system, Alabama. Very little is known about the Alabama Waterdog’s as they are very rare and almost completely hidden during the summer months. The Alabama Waterdog’s are currently classed as endangered due to habitat loss

Amami rabbit

The Amami rabbit is a Japanese national treasure but even so this elusive rabbit is mostly unknown even to the population of Japan. Reason for the Amami rabbit not being very well known could be down to the fact that it can only be found on two islands in southern Japan, Amami and Tokuno islands.

Monito del monte

The Monito del monte or otherwise known as the ‘mountain monkey’ is actually not a monkey at all but rather a small, mouse sized marsupial. This unique marsupial is widely regarded as a ‘living fossil’ be scientists as it is the last of an evolutionarily extinct family line. Sadly for these unique marsupials their population

Volcano rabbit

The Volcano rabbit is one of the smallest species of rabbit in the world and is believed to be one of the most primitive rabbit species in the world. The Volcano rabbit’s name is derived from its unique environment as they are only found around four prominent volcanoes in Mexico, the Volcano rabbit is not

Indri

The Indri is native to the eastern forests of Madagascar and is the largest species of Lemur on the whole island. The local natives believe the Indri to be an ancestor of man and as such the species is protected to a certain degree with locals banning hunting and human consumption. Unfortunately even with this

Baird’s tapir

Baird’s tapir makes its home in Central and South America and is actually the largest indigenous mammal in Central America. This unique mammal shares common ancestors with horses and rhinos but resembles the ancestors more than today’s hippos and horses. Baird’s tapir is currently classed as endangered due to threat from hunters and habitat loss,

Northern marsupial mole

The marsupial moles are small marsupials found in western Australia. Despite the name the marsupial moles are actually not moles at all and are much more closely related to other marsupial species that are native to Australia. The term mole refers to the marsupial moles life of which is spends the vast majority underground and

Mountain pygmy possum

This small marsupial is found only in three isolated areas of south east Australia and there is only believed to be around 200 alive today, leading to the Mountain pygmy possum being classed as endangered. The Mountain pygmy possum was unknown until 1966 when a fossil of the species was discovered, the three areas where

Slender Loris

The Slender Loris is a small primate that is found in Sri Lanka. Currently listed as endangered the Slender Loris is losing its habitat due to human expanse and agriculture which is causing the Slender Loris population to plummet. The Slender Loris which gets is name from its long slender limbs is found predominantly in

Pygmy Hippopotamus

The Pygmy Hippopotamus differs from most peoples mental image of a Hippopotamus as the Pygmy Hippopotamus is tiny in comparison. These unique hippos are exclusive to Africa and can be found in small populations cut off from each other. There is estimated to be around 2 – 3000 Pygmy Hippopotamus’s left in the world wit

Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant is the biggest of all mammals in Asia and is crucial to the forest ecosystem. These wonderful mammals are extremely intelligent and live in large social groups that are dotted across Asia. As with too many species in today’s world the Asian Elephants are walking the path to extinction thanks to loss

Cuban Solenodon

The Cuban Solenodon is a very rare mammal that feeds on insects and lives exclusively in Cuba. Resembling a large shrew the Cuban Solenodon was once common all over Cuba but since the introduction f domesticated animals such as dogs and cats these rare creatures have become extremely uncommon and were thought to have been

Long-beaked Echidna

The Long-beaked Echidna is closely related to both the shot-beaked echidna and the duck-billed platypus. Long-beaked Echidnas share a unique trait with the platypus and short-beaked echidna in that they are mammals which lay eggs. Unfortunately the Lon-beaked Echidna is now classed as endangered due to loss of its forest habit through deforestation, mining and

Red Hills Salamander

The Red Hills Salamander is a large species of lung-less salamander that are adept at burrowing and spend the majority of the day underground, only emerging at night to hunt for food. The Red Hills Salamander is currently listed as endangered as its losing its forest habitat to pine and timber harvesting firms. The Red