Jun 20, 2024, 05:10 PM IST

8 animals that may extinct soon

Mahipal Chouhan

Vaquita: The world's rarest marine mammal, threatened by illegal fishing practices and bycatch in the Gulf of California.

Sumatran Orangutan: Endangered due to habitat loss from deforestation and palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

Amur Leopard: Critically endangered with fewer than 100 individuals left due to poaching and habitat destruction in Russia and China.

Javan Rhino: One of the rarest rhino species, facing habitat loss and poaching in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park.

Mountain Gorilla: Threatened by habitat loss, disease, and poaching, with small populations in the Congo Basin and East Africa.

Hawksbill Turtle: Critically endangered due to illegal trade of their shells and loss of nesting and feeding habitats.

Saola: Rarely seen, critically endangered due to habitat fragmentation and hunting in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos.

Kakapo: A flightless parrot from New Zealand, critically endangered due to predation by introduced species and a low reproductive rate.

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