13 animals that are about to extinct

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The Sumatran Orangutan

The Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is critically endangered, with fewer than 14,000 individuals left in the wild. Threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation and poaching, conservation efforts are crucial to prevent their extinction.

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The Amur Leopard

The Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the rarest big cats globally, with less than 100 individuals surviving in the wild. Poaching for their beautiful fur and habitat loss are primary threats to their survival.

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The Saola

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Asian Unicorn, is one of the world's rarest mammals. With perhaps only a few dozen individuals left in the wild, the main threats are habitat destruction and hunting.

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The North Atlantic Right Whale

The North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is critically endangered, with only about 400 individuals remaining. Entanglement in fishing gear, ship strikes, and habitat degradation pose significant threats to their survival.

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The Javan Rhino

The Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is one of the most endangered large mammals, with fewer than 70 individuals left. Poaching for their horns and habitat loss due to agriculture are major threats.

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The Vaquita

The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world's most endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 10 individuals remaining. Illegal fishing practices, particularly gillnets used for catching totoaba, are the primary threat to their survival.

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The Northern White Rhino

The Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is functionally extinct in the wild, with only two females remaining. Poaching for their horns has decimated their population, leaving them on the brink of extinction.

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The Cross River Gorilla

The Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is critically endangered, with fewer than 300 individuals surviving. Habitat destruction, poaching, and human encroachment are significant threats to their survival.

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin, the world's most trafficked mammal, is threatened with extinction due to illegal trade for their scales and meat. All eight species of pangolins are facing severe population declines.

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The Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the rarest and most powerful eagles globally, with fewer than 400 individuals remaining. Habitat loss and hunting are major threats to their survival.

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The Bornean Pygmy Elephant

The Bornean Pygmy Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) is endangered due to habitat loss and fragmentation. With only around 1,500 individuals left, urgent conservation efforts are needed to save this species.

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