10 rare animals we’ll soon lose forever
As man continues rejoicing on the ultra advance world that he is building, he’s forgotten to mourn the on departure of many rare species. Many gorgeous creatures, which once roamed in good numbers in their respective habitats, have either fallen victim to extreme hunting activity, poaching, or deforestation. The number of extinct and endangered species is in thousands. Now, many of these species are rare to spot, their number has been reduced below hundred, while some of them are about to vanish completely. We can’t list them all in a single article, but we have collected 10 such animals that are now on the verge of extinction or have been declared endangered.
The Florida Panther is like a cougar. It could be found in the swamps and forests of Southern Florida. Poaching and car accidents have reduced their number to only about 160.
Found only in a small Indian forest, the Gooty Spider are hunted by collectors for they are rare now. Why not; an adult is sold for over $500.
Population of one more magnificent creature, the Gharial Crocodile, now remains less than 235. Most of them could be found in India. Overfishing has reduced them to a very small number.
Snub Nosed Monkey
Found in Asia, the Snub Nosed Monkey lives at heights of about 13,000 feet. They have become a rare sight and the credit goes to increasing rate of deforestation.
The Slender Loris is reported to have been spotted only 4 times since 1937. It was classified as extinct until 2002. Mainly, they live in some parts of Sri Lanka. The cause of their extinction could be attributed to the belief that their fresh and body parts could cure leprosy and black magic.
The Bearded Vulture is such a marvelous bird that one will wonder who conceived its creation. This bird lives in the Mount Everest, the Himalayas and some parts of Europe and Asia.
The Proboscis Monkey is found only at one place in the world; the island of Borneo. Deforestation has brought their number down to 50% of their population in last 40 years.
The Saiga Antelope is one the verge of complete extinction due to the destruction of their natural habitat and excess hunting activities.
The Kakapo is a flightless parrot, and could be spotted in New Zealand. The colonization of their island introduced cats and stoats along, and now, only about 128 of these birds remain.
The Hooded Seal lives in small areas of the North Atlantic. They differ from normal looking seals due to their unique nasal cavity, which inflates and deflates while it swims. This species of seal is also a victim of hunting by human.