Despite of the million species of animals existing on the Earth, a considerable number is endangered as many animals are hunted, even for fur, meat, milk, etc. Do you desire to know the most creatures that are about to extinct? Follow up this article, and you will feel a glow of satisfaction. Start the countdown!
It exists in the northwest of Africa, in particular in Sahara Desert. It is one of the rarest animals there. Its coat changes seasonally, it is grey or brown in winter and turns to white in summer. Both male and female Addaxes have horns. They have large hooves with flat soles and physically powerful dew claws to facilitate walking on soft sand. The existing number of Addax is 1600.
9 Philippine Eagle:
It is also known as the monkey-eating eagle. Its plumage is brown and white, giving it the look of having a lion’s mane. Philippine Eagle is deemed to be the biggest of the existing eagles in the world. The current number of Philippine Eagle is down to 500.
8 California Condor:
It is the largest bird existing in North America. Its wings are about 9.5 feet long. The bare head is considered a new version because of hygiene as they eat dead and decaying meat. In the 20th century, it noticeably decreases in number. They contribute in cleaning the nature. Unfortunately, they are caught by hunters and searchers. Its average age is 60 years. About 400 condors are left.
The Gulf of California harbor porpoise, (Vaquita) is the rarest of the cetaceans. They have grey-coloured body, with a dark patch around the eye. They live only in the northern of the Gulf of California. Yet, in 1993, the Mexican government made the Upper Gulf of California Biosphere Reserve, to protect Vaquita habitat. Only about 400 are left on Earth. It is very painful.
6 Brazilian Merganser
It is one of the most endangered waterfowl in the world. This bird lives in clean rapid rivers and watercourses, surrounded by forests. The Brazilian Ministry of Environment issued the Action plan for the conservation of the Brazilian Merganser in 2006. Mergansers are threatened as a result of mining and farming activities. They are decreased to 250 only.
5 Hawaiian Crow
It is a typical crow, a large and dark bird; it has a sooty brown body, with paler feathers in the external wing. The breeding season of Hawaiian Crow stretches from March to July. The female crow lays up to 5 eggs, yet only two eggs live to tell the tale. Only 110 are remaining. It is a critical situation.
4 Arakan Forest Turtle:
It is dramatically rare animal, with a light brown body. The length of Arakan Forest Turtle is 26.3 cm. Its head is consistently grey to brown, its soft skin of the neck and tail is yellowish-brown, while the huge scales on its legs are almost black. The claws are big and strong enough, but merely basal webbing on the back-limbs. It is stated that the real number existing in the world is less than a hundred.
Axolotl is a sort of amphibian. It exists near Lake Xochimilco, Mexico City. Its length is up to 12 inches and its weight is up to 8 pounds. It is black, brown, albino or white. By using the gills, axolotl can breathe like the other aquatic animals, they serve also as an excretory organ. About a hundred axolotls exist.
2 Siamese Crocodile:
The Siamese crocodile is a little, freshwater crocodilian, with a comparatively wide, soft snout and an eminent bony crest at the back of each eye. It lives in the southeastern part of Asia. They are affected by farming, use of pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. There are down to 70 crocodiles in the world.
Bajji is a kind of dolphins. It has somewhat up-curved at the tilt. The dorsal fin of the baiji is small and triangular and the flippers are wide and smoothed. The dorsal section of the body is grey with white streaks from the ventral region stretching to the face and the head. Females are somehow bigger in size than males. There are only 20 left. It is a disaster.
In brief, animals are negatively affected by farming, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, hunting, etc. They can, in turn, affect nature, imbalancing the ecosystem. Thus, the extinct animals are representing a golden box that should be preserved.