10 Endangered Species
By Charlie Kennedy
As many people know, our planet and its habitants are being destoryed because of us. We're
burning fossil fuels, polluting our oceans and not taking enough care. As
a result from this, there are many species of animals that are close to extinction. This is on a scale of critically endangered, endangered, then vunerable,
critically endangered being the worst. Today, I'll go over some of
the most endangered species of animals on our planet.
- 1. The Amur Leopard. There are around 84 of them left. They can weigh
from 70 - 105 pounds.
- 2. The Bornean Orangutan. There are about 104,700 of them left. They are critically endangered and can be 3.3 - 4.6 feet in height.
- 3. The Hawksbill Sea Turtle. These are critically endangered
because of the beautiful pattern of their shells makes them
highly valuable and sold in markets.
- 4. The Sumatran Rhino. These are critically endangered due to the production of palm oil.
- 5. The African Wild Dog. These are one of the most
endangered mammals with a population of 1,409.
- 6. The Blue Whale The blue whale is the biggest animal on our planet, weighing
around 200 tons. They have hearts the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. There are 10,000 - 25,000 left.
- 7. The Bonobo. The bonobo shares 98.7% of its DNA with humans, making it
one of our closest living relatives. There are around 10,000 - 50,000 left.
- 8. The Green Turtle. These sea creatures are endangered due to the
overharvesting of their eggs, getting caught in plastic and loss
of beaches, where they lay their eggs.
- 9. The Red Panda. There are less than 10,000 of these left and live in the Eastern Himalayas.
- 10. The Tiger. These beautiful big cats are endangered with around 3,900 of them left. They are endangered due to poaching and loss of habitat
I hope this list has made you
more aware of the species that are suffering from our activities.
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