Friday, January 18, 2013

15 Most Beautiful Endangered Species

1. Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia) is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. It is estimated that between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards exist in the wild

2. Flamingos


Flamingos or flamingoes are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World.

3. Giant Panda

Giant Panda

Estimate shows that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild

4. Polar Bear

Polar Bear

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean. Of the 19 recognized polar bear subpopulations, 8 are declining, 3 are stable, 1 is increasing, and 7 have insufficient data.

5. Arowana


Arowanas are freshwater bony fish of the family Osteoglossidae, sometimes known as “bonytongues”.

6. Markhor


The Markhor (Capra falconeri), is the largest member of the goat family and is found in northeastern Afghanistan, northern India (southwest Jammu and Kashmir), northern and central Pakistan. There are less than 2,500 mature individuals which continued to decline by an estimated 20% over 2 generations.

7. Leopard


The leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the four “big cats” in the genus Panthera, the other three being the tiger, lion and jaguar.

8. Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris or Panthera tigris bengalensis) is a subspecies of tiger primarily found in India. According to WWF there are about 2,000 Royal Bengal tigers in the wild today, including 1,411 in India, 450 in Bangladesh, 150 in Nepal, 100 in Bhutan, as well as a number in Myanmar and China

9. Hirola


The Hirola (Beatragus hunteri, sometimes Damaliscus hunteri also known as Hunter’s Hartebeest) is an antelope species found in arid grassy plains in a pocket on the border between Kenya and Somalia. Hirola are critically endangered. There are between 500 and 1200 animals in the wild and none currently in captivity.

10. Dhole


The Dhole (Cuon alpinus), also known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, Indian Wild Dog, or Red Dog, is a endangered species of Asian canid, and the only member of the genus Cuon. Their range is severely fragmented and reduced and there are little over 2,000 individuals left in the wild.

11. Red Fox

Red Fox

The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a small canid native to much of North America and Eurasia, as well as northern Africa.

12. Magellanic penguin

Magellanic penguin
The Magellanic Penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus, is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil.

13. Namdapha Flying Squirrel

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

The Namdapha Flying Squirrel (Biswamoyopterus biswasi), the sole species placed in the genus Biswamoyopterus, is an arboreal, nocturnal flying squirrel endemic to India

14. Himalayan Wolf

Himalayan Wolf

The Himalayan Wolf (Canis himalayensis) represent a critically endangered canid species. he Himalayan Wolf only has a small population of 350 animals

15. Narcondam Hornbill

Narcondam Hornbill

The Narcondam Hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Indian island of Narcondam in the Andamans.,,,

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