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20 species with the fewest individuals left

Rated 5 points - posted 9 years ago by thegrizz in category Science.
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Black Spider Monkey Report Abuse
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Mekong Giant Catfish Report Abuse
Number remaining: hundreds Prized for its enormous size (the largest ever caught was 646 lb., or 293 kg), it is now protected in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but fishing goes on.
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Iberian Lynx Report Abuse
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Giant Panda Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 2,000 Loss and fragmentation of habitat are to blame for the panda's perilous state. Captive breeding and species protection are helping the panda hang on—barely.
21 points - added 9 years ago by thegrizz -

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Bearded vulturer Report Abuse
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Borneo Pygmy Elephant Report Abuse
Number remaining: about 1,500 Shorter than the Asian elephant by about 20 in. (50 cm), the Borneo pygmy elephant is also more docile. Palm plantations have reduced its range, leaving it crowded for space.
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Golden-Headed Langur Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 70 All but wiped out, this primate was placed under protection in 2000. It is still in grave danger, but in 2003 its numbers rose for the first time in decades.
19 points - added 9 years ago by thegrizz -

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Vaquita (fish) Report Abuse
Number remaining: 200 to 300 One of the rarest cetaceans in the world, the Vaquita is endangered by both its limited range and the ease with which it gets caught in fishing nets.
19 points - added 9 years ago by thegrizz -

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Eurasian Lynx Report Abuse
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Cross River Gorilla Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 300 Thought to be extinct in the 1980s, the species is holding on, for now. Hunted for bush meat and crowded out by development, it may not last long.
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Black-Footed Ferret Report Abuse
Number remaining: about 1,000 The continent's only native ferret is one of its most endangered mammals. In 1986, there were only 18 individuals left, but the species is clawing back.
16 points - added 9 years ago by thegrizz -

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Sumatran Tiger Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 600 This small tiger has lived only in Sumatra for a million years, making it hard to escape human expansion. Most survivors dwell in reserves, but about 100 live beyond the borders of the protected areas.
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Amur leopard Report Abuse
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Javan Rhinoceros Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 60 Perhaps the planet's rarest large mammal. Its horn is prized by poachers, and its forests are prized by developers. Both could spell doom for the species.
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Saola Report Abuse
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Humphead Wrasse Report Abuse
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Mountain Gorilla Report Abuse
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Marine turtles Report Abuse
3 species of marine turtles are considered critically endangered
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Brown Bear Report Abuse
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Penguins Report Abuse
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Polar Bear Report Abuse
Number remaining: fewer than 25,000 Human development and poaching have long threatened the polar bear, but climate change and the loss of sea ice are now pushing it onto the critical list.
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