There are approximately 3,000 endangered animals worldwide. Estimations of the number of endangered animals vary depending on the source of the data used and the degree of endangerment under consideration.
Some of the most endangered animals in the world are the ivory-billed woodpecker, the western lowland gorilla, the leatherback sea turtle, the tiger and the Chinese giant salamander. Other endangered animals include the little dodo bird, the Amur leopard and the Javan r...
Animals become endangered due to growing human population, destruction of their habitats, pollution and the introduction of other exotic species in the same region. Human exploitation of Earth's resources also contributes to the endangerment of animal species.
Organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation attempt to protect endangered animals by reducing threats that endangered species face, in addition to protecting and restoring the habitats of endangered species. The Federation also attempts to defend and strength...
A list of endangered species is available at WorldWildlife.org. This list makes note of both critically endangered and endangered species. As of 2015, critically endangered species include the Amur leopard, black rhino, Cross River gorilla, hawksbill turtle and the Java...
Endangered animals must be saved to protect the balance of the ecosystem. When one species goes extinct, it greatly impacts the food chain.
Some animals that are included on the endangered species list are the western lowland gorilla, the leatherback turtle and the Amur leopard. As of 2015, these animals are categorized as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.