By Manish Choudhary

Nov 19, 2023

Presently, The IUCN has identified over 41,000 species that face the risk of extinction. Without a doubt, the following list highlights 10 of the most endangered animals on our planet: 

The Javan Rhino is in big trouble because people are taking away its home for farming, and there aren't many left in Java, Indonesia. They're at risk from things like disasters and sickness.

1. Javan Rhinos

The Amur Leopard is in trouble due to hunting, habitat loss, and a decrease in their prey. These elegant big cats are from Russia and China, and their numbers are dangerously low.

2. Amur Leopard

The Sunda Island Tiger in Indonesia is critically endangered because its habitat is vanishing, and people are illegally hunting them for pets and medicine. Deforestation is causing a big drop in their numbers. 

3. Sunda Island Tiger

Mountain Gorillas are endangered due to losing their homes, poaching, and political issues, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Conservation efforts have helped, but they're still in danger. 

4. Mountain Gorillas

The Tapanuli Orangutan is in critical danger because its home in the Batang Toru forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, is getting broken up by development and farming. 

5. Tapanuli Orangutan

The Yangtze Finless Porpoise is critically endangered due to habitat damage, water pollution, and overfishing in China's Yangtze River. Dam construction has worsened the situation. 

6. Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Black Rhinos are endangered from habitat loss and horn poaching. Despite conservation, they're constantly threatened, especially in Africa, with a significant decline in population.

7. Black Rhinos

African Forest Elephants are endangered due to habitat loss and ivory poaching. Logging and farming in Central and West Africa have significantly harmed their populations.

8. African Forest Elephant

The Sumatran Orangutan is critically endangered due to illegal pet trade, logging, and palm oil plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia, putting them at a high risk of extinction.

9. Sumatran Orangutan

Hawksbill Turtles face critical endangerment from habitat loss, fishing gear entanglement, illegal shell trade, and climate change affecting their nesting sites.

10. Hawksbill Turtles

These animals face a precarious future, and conservation efforts are crucial to prevent their extinction.