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Endangered Species List

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

World’s Top 10 Endangered Species

1. Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Number – Only 1 seen between 2004-05.
Habitat – Forests in Southern USA, Cuba
Why in danger – Logging reduced habitat

2. Amur Leopards

Number – Less than 50
Habitat – Snowy regions of Russia
Why in danger – Road building reduced habitat

3. Javan Rhinoceros

Number – Only 60 animals
Habitat – Rainforests in Indonesia
Why in danger – Hunted for horn, which is used in medicine

4. Northern Sportive Lemur

Number – 18
Habitat – Dry deciduous forests in Madagascar
Why in danger – Hunted

5. Northern Right Whale

Number – 350
Habitat – Atlantic Ocean
Why in danger- Whalers killed them for oil

6. Little Dodo bird

Number – 200
Habitat – Tropical jungles of Samoa
Why in danger – Habitat loss

7. Saola Asian Unicorn

Number – a few hundreds
Habitat – Annamite Mountains of Vietnam & Laos
Why in danger – Hunting

8. Leatherback Sea Turtle

Number – 35,000
Habitat – Oceans
Why in danger – Caught in fishing nets

9. Chinese Giant Salamander

Number – 80% decline since 1950s
Habitat – Streams and lakes in China
Why in danger – Hunted for food

10. Tiger

Number – 3200
Habitat – Mostly forests in Asia and Russia
Why in danger – Poaching

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  1. I was looking at the endangered species list and found that there is some information left out on the Saola Asian Unicorn. It’s true that they are endangered from hunting, but they are also endangered by habitat loss.

    Thanks
    Ashlyn