Talking about the animal kingdom, it is rich with vibrant and splendid creatures that always manage to make us spellbound But unfortunately, human beings are not kind enough to respect these creations of God alongside them. That is why they are becoming extinct, either from the climatic change or by the brutality or cruelty of human beings. This article is dedicated to all those species of animals that are on the verge of becoming extinct. Here is the list of animals that are likely to get endangered, but about their uniqueness, they are considered the rarest animals in the world.
These are the majestic apes that our nature has gifted us with, but we are only left with 30 of them. The Hainan gibbon is a gibbon species that is only available on the island of Hainan, China. Habitat depletion was the primary reason for the decrease of the Hainan gibbon. The pulp paper plant producers of Hainan Gibbon have declined by more than 25%. The logging led people to less suitable environments at higher altitudes from lowlands. Just about 28 individuals are left all over the world in this rare group of Hainan Gibbon apes.
Peruvian Spider Monkey
Significant to the Rainforest, but alas, they are also at the brick of becoming extinct. The Peruvian Spider Monkey is a spider monkey species that occurs in Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia.
They are comparatively large amongst monkey species and can be up to 1 m long by 60 cm long. These monkeys are important for the conservation of the biodiversity of the Rainforest since they mainly eat fruit and scatter the seeds as the tree swings.
Since the 1970s, the population of these monkeys has declined by more than 50%. The loss of the Rainforest and fragmentation and hunting are primarily the fault of their dwindling population. It has contributed to figures falling and is now being classified under the IUCNs critical threat.
When talking about Pangolin, humans should feel ashamed as this animal is considered the most trafficked animal in the world. Pangolins are mammals of the Pholidota order, also known as scaly anteaters. There are three generations of the one existing family, Manidae: Manis, Phataginus, and Smuts. Thousands of people trafficked in pangolins, two endangered species under international convention, boiling off their bodies for use in herbal medicine. They are adorable and delicate, and they protect themselves when they feel threatened by curling in a ball. Unfortunately, It is estimated that up to 100,000 pangolins are caught annually, which is one of the reasons for them being rare and endangered.
Despite being cute and innocent looks, Giant Otter has been a reason of annoyance to anglers for many years. The giant otter or river otter is a carnivore mammal of the South American nation. Talking about their specialty, they are six feet tall and the worlds most significant otters. Giant otters resided only in South America, which over the years had been hunted for their pelts. Hunters will not be able to hunt them down, luckily, but they are now facing the possibility of destroying their habitats which is a threat to their existence. The food stock of fish dies as the rivers and lakes in which they live are devastated.
Considered as the fast-declining bird species globally, the White-rumped vulture is regarded as one of the rarest animals in the world. The white-haired vulture is from South and Southeast Asia is considered an Old-world Vulture. Since 2000, the IUCN Red List has listed it as critically endangered, as the population has fallen seriously. White-rumped vultures suffer from diclofenac poisoning due to kidney failure. Since the 1980s, the population has fallen shockingly to 99%, and it has been labeled the quickest declining species of birds.
You would call them warriors or, better Phoenix because they are reborn after being extinct twice. The polecat or prairie hunters, Black-footed Ferris, or American, are a genus of mustelid from Central North America. Talking about their size, they are rough of the size of a mink. Black-footed Ferrets are once believed to be internationally extinct. Although the black-footed fern has taken great strides, habitat destruction and disease are the main threats against this critically endangered species. In the wild, we have only left with three hundred to four hundred Black-foot ferrets.