10 Critically Endangered Animals That Can Go Extinct By 2050

Extinction refers to species dying out completely with no individuals of them remaining on the Earth. Extinct species simply refer to species that no longer exist on our Earth anymore. When we think of the word extinct, the first thing that comes to our mind is Dinosaurs or Tasmanian Tigers or Wooly Mammoths,l etc, but what if I tell you there are many animals that we all have seen in zoos or on TV that are going to be extinct very soon – as soon as the next 30 years? Considering how these species have been around for thousands and thousands of years, it’s heartbreaking to think there will come a time when they won’t be here anymore. It’s not only sad but also devastating for the environment as the whole ecosystem and food webs that keep that ecosystem healthy are disrupted in case a single species die out. Thus, efforts should definitely be made to conserve these species so that out future generations can also admire their beauty and so that the ecosystems stay healthy and functional. Below is a list of 10 such animals that most probably will not survive till 2050 as their remaining population does not have a promising number and go extinct due to human activities like hunting, poaching and habitat destruction etc.

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AMUR LEOPARD

Scientific Name: Panthera Pardus Orientalis

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: Approx. 84 Individuals

Habitat:  Russian Far East And China.

BLACK RHINOS

Scientific Name: Diceros Bicornis

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: Approx. 5,600

Habitat: African Savannahs And Grassland Etc.

 

HAWKSBILL TURTLE

Scientific Name: Eretmochelys Imbricata

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals:

Habitat: Tropical And Sub-Tropical Oceanic Regions.

ORANGUTAN

Scientific Name: Pongo Abelii

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: Approx. 119000

Habitat: Tropical Forests

SAOLA

Scientific Name: Pseudoryx Nghetinhensis

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: 2,400 – 2,800

Habitat: Forests In Vietnam And Laos.

 

SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS

Scientific Name: Elephas Maximus Sumatranus

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals:

Habitat: Forests In Sumatra, Indonesia.

SUNDA TIGERS

Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris Sondaica

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: Approx. 400

Habitat: Sunda Islands, Indonesia.

VAQUITA

Scientific Name: Phocoena Sinus

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: Approx. 10 Individuals

Habitat:  Northern Part Of The Gulf Of California.

 

YANGTZE FINLESS PORPOISE

Scientific Name: Neophocaena Asiaeorientalis Ssp. Asiaeorientalis

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: 1000-1800

Habitat: Yangtze River, China.

 

WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

Scientific Name: Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Remaining Individuals: –

Habitat: Rainforests In Africa.

 

[Conservation Status and Population Number Source]

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