Endangered Animals List with Pictures and Names

Endangered Animals List with Pictures and Names

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14 of the Rarest Animals in the World

14 Endangered Animals And Where To Find Them

Humans have always been fascinated with animals – there are few we haven’t hunted, feared, bred, domesticated, drawn on cave walls or composed songs and poetry about. But nothing compares with the thrill you get when you see an animal for the first time. Just seeing the brute majestic rhino or the effete elegance of a tiger can be a life-changing experience.

Even Stephen Fry, famous international clever chap, couldn’t help but giggle like schoolgirl when he swam with a manatee for the first time. ‘Last Chance To See’, BBC2 production, sees Fry travel in search of endangered animals, and goes to show that we don’t just need animals to do practical stuff like regulate our ecosystems – when we’re communicating with an animal, we humans feel less alone too. Watching Fry, heart caught in his throat, shaking hands with a gorilla is a joyous thing in itself.

But many of the rare creatures we dream about one day meeting and forging life-long bonds with are being threatened by extinction. For some it is only so much time before the only place we’ll get to see them is in specimen jars in a zoological museum, bottled, labelled and vanished for good.

Climate change is a contributing factor, of course, but used intelligently and in moderation, our holidays can have immense benefits. Relatively few threatened species have been directly effected as a result of climate change, with poaching, overfishing, deforestation, overpopulation, disease, the effect of introduced species and civil war far more likely to precipitate collapse.

Lend your support when traveling by visiting some of the many national parks, zoos, nature reserves and conservation projects around the globe who rely on visitors not only for income, but also to spread knowledge and awareness of their cause.

Below we present 14 of the rarest animals to see.

1. Seychelles Giant Tortoise

Conservation Status: Extinct in the wild
How Many: 12
Where: Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria

Seychelles Giant Tortoise

Seychelles Giant Tortoise is an Endangered Animal
Seychelles Giant Tortoise is an Endangered Animal

 

2. California Condor

Conservation Status: Critically endangered
How Many: 336
Where: San Diego Zoo, California, USA

California Condor

California Condor is an Endangered Animal
California Condor is an Endangered Animal

 

3. Grizzly Bear

Conservation Status: Vulnerable
How Many: 1,500 (aprox.)
Where: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear is an Endangered Animal
Grizzly Bear is an Endangered Animal

 

4. Whooping Crane

Conservation Status: Endangered
How Many: 538
Where: Calgary Zoo, Alberta, Canada

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane is an Endangered Animal
Whooping Crane is an Endangered Animal

 

5. Cross River Gorilla

Conservation Status: Critically endangered
How Many: 280
Where: Cross River National Park, Nigeria

Cross River Gorilla

Cross River Gorilla is an Endangered Animal
Cross River Gorilla is an Endangered Animal

 

6. Chinese Alligator

Conservation Status: Critically endangered
How Many: 10,000 (aprox.)
Where: Madras Crocodile Bank, India

Chinese Alligator

Chinese Alligator is an Endangered Animal
Chinese Alligator is an Endangered Animal

 

7. Mexican Spotted Owl

Conservation Status: Endangered
How Many: 2,000 (aprox.)
Where: Wildlife Centre, Espanola, New Mexico, USA

Mexican Spotted Owl

Mexican Spotted Owl is an Endangered Animal
Mexican Spotted Owl is an Endangered Animal

 

8. Black Rhino

Conservation Status: Critically endangered
How Many: 3,600 (aprox.)
Where: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Black Rhino

Black Rhino is an Endangered Animal
Black Rhino is an Endangered Animal

 

9. Sumatran Tiger

Conservation Status: Critically endangered
How Many: 100-140
Where: Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger is an Endangered Animal
Sumatran Tiger is an Endangered Animal

 

10. Barbary Lion

Conservation Status: Extinct in the wild
How Many: Less than 40
Where: Belfast Zoo, Northern Ireland

Barbary Lion

Barbary Lion is an Endangered Animal
Barbary Lion is an Endangered Animal

 

11. Giant Panda

Conservation Status: Endangered
How Many: 2,000-3,000 (aprox.)
Where: Smithsonian National Geological Park, Washington, USA

Giant Panda

Giant Panda is an Endangered Animal
Giant Panda is an Endangered Animal

 

12. Amazonian Manatee

Conservation Status: Vulnerable
How Many: Unknown (10,000 in 1977)
Where: Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve, Ecuador

Amazonian Manatee

Amazonian Manatee is an Endangered Animal
Amazonian Manatee is an Endangered Animal

 

13. Blue Whale

Conservation Status: Endangered
How Many: 5,000-12,000
Where: Reykjavik Harbour, Iceland

Blue Whale surfacing to breathe

Blue Whale is an Endangered Animal
Blue Whale surfacing to breathe

 

14. Komodo Dragon

Conservation Status: Vulnerable
How Many: 4,000-5,000
Where: Komodo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon is an Endangered Animal
Komodo Dragon is an Endangered Animal