Jul 10, 2024, 11:20 PM IST

6 animals that came back from brink of extinction

Pravrajya Suruchi

Bald Eagle: Once on the verge of extinction due to DDT pesticide use and hunting, the bald eagle population has rebounded significantly after conservation efforts and the banning of DDT in the 1970s.

Giant Panda: Native to China, giant pandas were critically endangered due to habitat loss and low birth rates.

Gray Wolf: Once nearly eradicated from the contiguous United States due to hunting and habitat destruction, gray wolves have made a comeback thanks to legal protection and reintroduction programs.

California Condor: By the 1980s, the California condor population had dwindled to just 27 birds due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction.

Humpback Whale: Humpback whales were severely threatened by commercial whaling. International bans on whaling and conservation efforts have led to a significant recovery.

American Alligator: Once hunted to near extinction for their skins and meat, American alligators have rebounded thanks to legal protection and conservation efforts. 

These success stories highlight the impact of dedicated conservation efforts and protective legislation in bringing species back from the brink of extinction.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports