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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Critically Endangered Animal Species 2013 Continued

Cross River Gorilla



Photograph thanks to WWF

STATUS
Critically Endangered
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POPULATION
200 to 300 individuals

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Gorilla gorilla diehli

HEIGHT
4 to 5 ½ feet when standing on two feet

WEIGHT
up to 440 pounds


from WWF

The population risks inbreeding and a loss of genetic diversity because there are so few Cross River gorillas and they live in groups that interact infrequently if at all.

Where these endangered animals live it is illegal to hunt Gorillas but the wildlife laws are lax. The killing of just one of the few remaining can be detrimental in this already small population.

Cameroon and Nigeria



One way to help the plight of these animals

Hawkbill Turtle

STATUS
Critically Endangered
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SCIENTIFIC NAME
Eretmochelys imbricata

WEIGHT
90-150 pounds

LENGTH
less than 3 feet

HABITATS
Oceans


Threats

FISHERIES BYCATCH

Hawksbills are particularly susceptible to entanglement in gill nets and accidental capture on fishing hooks. Marine turtles need to reach the surface to breathe, and therefore many drown once caught. Known as bycatch, this is a serious threat to hawksbill turtles. As fishing activity expands, this threat is more of a problem.

ILLEGAL TRADE

One way you can help the plight of these animals


Saola

STATUS
Critically Endangered
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POPULATION
Unknown

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Pseudoryx nghetinhensis

HEIGHT
Average 33 inches at the shoulder

WEIGHT
176-220 lbs

HABITATS
Evergreen forests with little or no dry season

South China Tiger


South China tigers - the reminder that the threat against the world's tiger is an urgent one.
The only living South China tigers are found in zoos and in South Africa.
There are plans with the hopes of reintroducing captive-bred tigers back into the wild.

They were hunted as pests and their habitat was destroyed

South China Tiger

TOO LATE :(


STATUS
Critically Endangered
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POPULATION
believed to be extinct in the wild

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Panthera tigris amoyensis

HABITATS
Southeast China-Hainan Moist Forests

This list saddens me I will add more soon. Visit the World Wildlife Fund for more information.



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