What Are Some Endangered Species?

What Are Some Endangered Species?

What Are Some Endangered Species?

As of 2015, some endangered species include the Amur leopard, African Wild Dog, Asian and Indian elephants, jaguar, gray wolf and ocelot. The World Wildlife Federation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service websites have extensive lists and information on current endangered species.

Endangered species are assigned a status, called the "conservation status," depending on the species' chance of survival. The Amur leopard is critically endangered, with only around 60 of them left on the planet. The jaguar is assigned the next level, "endangered." The last status, "vulnerable," is assigned to species that just reach the requirements to be considered endangered.