African elephants are listed as threatened under the American Endangered Species Act because the species is at risk of extinction due to poaching for their tusks, which are sold on the black market. In addition, the African elephant population is at risk due to loss of habitat when mankind moves int
There are many endangered species in Asia, including fish such as the Sompong's rasbora of Thailand, mammals such as the south China tiger, primates such Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, reptiles such as the Red River giant softshell turtle and birds such as the spoon-billed sandpiper. As of Februar
A species classified as endangered is in serious danger of extinction in the near future. As of May 2014, there were nearly 17,000 endangered species in the world, according to Endangered Species International.
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.
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.
Tigers are classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, a global organization that researches wildlife populations and grants endangered status. As of 2010, there are approximately 3,000 tigers left in the wild.
Several species of snakes, including Cropan’s boa, Ramsay’s python and the Round Island boa, are endangered as of 2014. The short-nosed and leaf-scaled sea snakes that live in the coral reefs surrounding Australia are also critically endangered.
Endangered mammals include the Amur leopard, black rhino, cross river gorilla, mountain gorilla and the Sumatran orangutan. These are all critically endangered, according to the World Wildlife Foundation.
The general giraffe population throughout Africa is starting to decline, with the West African giraffe having the lowest population at less than 300. With less than 80,000 giraffes in Africa, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation is working hard to create conservation methods to protect the current po
Although there are only a couple hundred white tigers in the world, they are not necessarily considered endangered because they are not their own species. A white tiger is actually the product of two Bengal tigers that have a recessive gene for white fur. There are few white tigers in the world beca