Many magnificent animals have already disappeared from the earth and unfortunately, many other species of animals at already at the verge of extinction. Here are some animals that are at the verge of extinction and you never knew ever existed!
1. Leather-back Turtle
Leather-back Turtle is the largest sea turtle which measures as long as eight feet’s. Earlier the total number of Leather-back Turtle was more than 1 crore and now the number has dropped down to 20 thousand.
2. Black Rhinoceros
Horns of Black Rhinoceros are extremely useful due to its medicinal properties and they are also used as jewelry. Among the four Black rhino subspecies, the West African is the most threatened and may have already gone extinct in the wild.
3. Chinese alligator
Chinese alligator are also known as mini alligator which are actually heavier than 40 kilograms. Experts have concluded that there are only 100-200 alligators left in the world.
4. Wild Bactrian camel
Wild Bactrian camel is a domestic animal that lives in the deserts of south-western China and Mongolia. There are only 600 Wild Bactrian camel left in the world.
5. Sumatran Orangutan
Although there are 7500 Sumatran Orangutan existing in the world, the number of Sumatran Orangutan are declining with a speed of 1000 per year.
6. Pied Tamarin
Pied Tamarin is also known as bare faced tamarind because of its hairless face and ears. The number of Pied Tamarin has dropped down by 70%.
7. Sheath-Tailed Bat
You would be surprised to know that only 50 to 100 of Sheath-Tailed Bat are left in the world. These furry mammals are found only in Seychelles and the government is monitoring them closely.
8. Dama Gazelle
80% of Dama Gazelle has already extinct and this is majority due to hunting and habitant destruction.
9. Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat are small in size but weight as heavy as 40 kilograms. It is believed that there are only 100 of them existing in the world.
10. Iberian Lynx
Iberian Lynx is the world’s most endangered cat species which is commonly found in Spain, Portugal and southern France.