7 of the Most Endangered Animals

By Manish Choudhary

1. Amur Leopard 

Rare big cat, less than 100 left in Russia and China. Threatened by habitat loss and poaching. 

2. Vaquita 

Small porpoise in Gulf of California, less than 10 left. Endangered by illegal fishing gear. 

3. Javan Rhino 

Few survive in Java, Indonesia. Threatened by habitat loss and poaching. 

4. Sumatran Orangutan 

Only in Sumatra, Indonesia. Decreasing due to logging, palm oil, and hunting.

5. Mountain Gorilla 

In Central Africa, slowly increasing. Threatened by habitat loss and poaching. 

6. Saola 

Rare antelope in Vietnam and Laos. Critically endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. 

7. Cross River Gorilla 

About 300 left on Nigeria-Cameroon border. Threatened by habitat loss and hunting.