Category: Endangered Species

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

Giant Panda

Giant Panda’s are much loved across the world and are one of the worlds most talked about endangered species. These powerful mammals live exclusively in China and can be found in a handful of different areas that are unfortunately isolated from one another making breeding harder than it should be. Giant Pandas need to eat

Onager

The Onager are a large type of wild ass and the fastest of the species reaching up to 70km per hour. Once situated across all of Iran the Onager’s can now only be found in two locations and both of which are conservation areas. The Onager population is estimated to be around 500 and although

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

Javan Rhinoceros

The Javan Rhinoceros is the rarest of all living rhino species today. Boasting a massive bulk and densely folded skin the Javan Rhinoceros population has decreased rapidly leaving only around 60 individual rhinos alive today, one group in Vietnam and the other in Java, Indonesia. The massive drop in population is down to a combination

Northern hairy-nosed wombat

The Northern hairy-nosed wombat is the world biggest burrowing herbivore mammal and is exclusive to Australia. The Northern hairy-nosed wombat is listed as critically endangered because of the massive drop of population  caused by loss of habitat and the introduction of dangerous predators like Dingos. There are no more Northern hairy-nosed wombats left out in

Bactrian Camel

The Bactrian Camel is a true survivor, these ancient dual humped camels and survive for great periods without food or water and can even with stand nuclear radiation. Unfortunately the Bactrian Camel is now classed as critically endangered because although a true survivor the Bactrian Camel’s can not withstand human advancement, constant hunting and habitat

Black Rhinoceros

The Black Rhinoceros draws its name not from its color but from its upper lip which is used to expertly grasp plant life for consumption. Sadly it is estimated that there are only around 3,600 of these magnificent rhinos life in the world today and because of this they are considered critically endangered. Another victim

Sumatran Rhinoceros

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is a two-horned rhinoceros that is also known as the ‘hairy rhino’ be cause it is covered in thin coarse hair from top to bottom. Currently classed as critically endangered the Sumatran Rhinoceros is another ground mammal that is on the verge of extinction thanks to human activity, specifically deforestation and serious

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

Golden Bamboo Lemur

The Golden Bamboo Lemurs get their name from the distinct golden colored fur around their face and inner body coupled with their exclusive diet of bamboo. The Golden Bamboo Lemurs are currently listed as critically endangered due to loss of habitat from farming and agriculture expanse which is limiting their food source and home. The

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