Top 10 Endangered or Threatened Animals

The Top Ten

1 Giant Panda The giant panda, also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.

Once again, habitat destruction and poaching. - IcetailofWishClan

2 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

Habitat destruction and poaching are killing them. Come on! What did animals ever do wrong? Nothing! - IcetailofWishClan

Exactly! And neither have any of the other animals on this list. The main reason there are any animals on the list at all are because of us humans and our careless. I would prefer it if the word "endangered" didn't exist at all! - Warriorcats

3 Asian Elephant

Seriously, why not let them have a chance to thrive in some places instead of poaching them for their horns and destroying their habitat for overgrazing and urban sprawl? - IcetailofWishClan

4 Siberian Tiger The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger population inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East.

Poaching tigers is common, but they really need more protection. - IcetailofWishClan

5 South American Tapir
6 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

Melting ice in the Arctic due to climate change is hard enough, just like poaching for their fur, but now they want to destroy the remaining polar bear habitat just for oil. - IcetailofWishClan

What kind of brainwashing have you been exposed to? There are substantially more polar bears today than there were 50 or 100 years ago. "Want to destroy the remaining polar bear habitat just for oil" is total bullcrap.

BRAINWASHING? What are you talking about? Yes, there are more polar bears than their used to be. But, "want to destroy the remaining polar bear habitat" is not the only thing making them endangered. Global warming has a huge impact on polar bears, so go ahead and feel free to be a careless, selfish moron who doesn't realize how many animals have gone extinct because of us. Polar bears are next! - Warriorcats

7 Red Panda The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), or also known as the red bear-cat or the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. Despite having the word "panda" in its name, it's not a panda. It's closely related to raccoons

If killing off giant pandas wasn't enough... - IcetailofWishClan

8 Siberian Crane

A beautiful, graceful bird near extinction thanks to poaching and habitat loss, their habitat is being destroyed for development. Poor birds... - IcetailofWishClan

9 Rhino A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

These poor animals are coveted for their horns... - IcetailofWishClan

10 Bengal Tiger

Poor cats... - IcetailofWishClan

The Contenders

11 Red Wolf

They are so rare that they are only found in North Carolina. - IcetailofWishClan

12 Tasmanian Devil

Dyeing from disease - BloodFang

13 Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Endangered just because of greed and selfishness! - IcetailofWishClan

14 Island Fox
15 Beluga Sturgeon
16 Amur Leopard

Nearly extinct - BloodFang

17 Green Sea Turtle
18 Bilby
19 Sand Tiger Shark
20 Arctic Fox The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.

Killed by red fox

21 Orangutan
22 Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.
23 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.
24 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.
25 Sloth Bear
26 Sun Bear
27 Thylacine The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or the Tasmanian wolf.

They're extinct.

28 Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. more.

Errr...already extinct? - BloodFang

29 Sawfish
30 Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
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