Have a passion for traveling and a soft corner for animals? This article is just to give a voice to animals that cannot speak and to inform the world from the various dangers faced by the wildlife. So here is a list of endangered animals that you should see before they vanish from the face of the earth.
Where: South Western China, Himalayas
Habitat: Forest mountain terrains, Central-West and Southwest China.
Info: Home to the endangered Red pandas, China is the perfect place to explore the exclusive wildlife animal. Even though the red pandas are a major attraction in the zoos and bring joy to hordes of visitors each year, there is now only 2,400 such red pandas left in the wild. Poaching and reduction of forest and agricultural areas have led to the sharp decline in their numbers. Bamboo harvesting is also another major concern, as these delightful pandas diet mainly comprises of canes and wickers.
Green Sea Turtle
Where: Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical seas, near the coastline
Info: Come face to face with one of the largest sea turtles of the marine life; the green sea turtles (Cheloniamydas). Rarely seen on land; they are threatened due to the harvesting of their eggs, hunting, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites.
Where: Southeast Asia, India
Habitat: A forest nearest to water sources and grasslands.
Info: Wildlife lovers, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the animal kingdom while encountering one of the most spectacular landscapes in Southeast Asia. Asian elephants are endangered due to the habitats in which they are living, being destroyed by people to create villages. Also, the ivory tusks of elephants are a treasure for poachers.
Where: Greenland, Alaska
Habitat: Mainly found in the Arctic and rugged mountains of central Asia
Info: ‘The Ghost of the Mountains – Snow Leopards’; one of the most mysterious wild cats renowned for its thick white fur with yellowish black, brown spots and paws covered with heavy fur. A great place to watch the snow leopard would be a unique and impressive adventure to the Arctic. Seeing a snow leopard in the wild is once-in-a-lifetime experience. So get this amazing experience as soon as possible as there are merely 3,500 to 7,000 of these beautiful beasts of the wild on this planet.
Endangered animals you should see before they’re gone
Where: Kenya, Uganda
Habitat: Scrubland, woodlands, subtropical and tropical grasslands
Info: Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? Efforts are being taken to prevent the hunting of Rothschild’s giraffe, as less than 700 of these exist in the wildlife. These tall mammals of the forest are still killed by poachers, their tail hairs are used to make jewellery and hides were used to design water buckets.
Where: Assam, Bengal and Bihar
Habitat: In steamy hot jungles and icy cold forest
Info: Even though wildlife conservation of the White Bengal Tiger (Big Cat) is being done, yet merely 200 of these beautiful tigers are left in the world. Even though it is completely illegal to kill them, they are still being poached by the skins. So, don’t wait anymore and takes a tour to see these animals before they become extinct.
Where: Indonesia and Vietnam
Habitat: Tropical landscapes, and in the Ujung Kulon National Park
Info: In spite of the fact that rhinoceros is thought to be one of the biggest creatures on the planet, this species is at risk of extinction than any other of the world’s five rhinoceros species. The specific breed is actually the smallest in numbers. The exact population is unknown, but researches have pointed out that there may be only 50-60 of them left in the wild. The continuous ugly endeavours of human beings, the environmental change and the smuggling of horns are a major reason that may eventually wipe out the Javan Rhinoceros sooner than anticipated.
Where: Canada, Alberta, Texas, U.S
Habitat: Wetlands, Mudflats, Gulf Coast near Texas
Info: Even though, this beautiful bird is the tallest bird in North America, Whooping Cranes are still on the endangered species list. Due to the illegal shooting and reduction of critical wetland habitat, it is estimated that these birds number only in the lower double digits.
Where: North-central Bolivia
Habitat: Tropical woodland, palm Forest Island and the grasslands.
Info: Known to be one of the world’s most critically endangered species, there are only fewer than 350 blue-throated macaw left in the wild. Continuous burning of grasslands, farming, chasing, and trapping of the illegal cage bird is the major threat for their extinction.
Habitat: Coastal areas, shallow waters
Info: One of the second smallest marine mammals, sea otters are the most endangered species in the world. There are only 3,000 species left alive in California and 1,06,000 all around the world. These numbers are constantly decreasing due to the white shark attacks, habitat degradation, polluted coastlines, and human attacks. These are a few of reasons to answer why sea otters are slowly becoming extinct.