17 Unusual Animals That Are Threatened to Become Extinct

Posted on Nov 28, 2016

There are a lot of incredible and unusual animals in the world that you didn't even know about. But some of them are in big trouble. Take a look.

1. The Axolotl Used to Live in the Lakes of Central America but When a Study Was Conducted in 2013, None of Them Were Found

The Axolotl Used to Live in the Lakes of Central America but When a Study Was Conducted in 2013, None of Them Were Found
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2. Slender Loris from Sri Lanka Is Such a Rare Sight

Slender Loris from Sri Lanka Is Such a Rare Sight
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This animal was estimated to become extinct by 2002. Some cultures believe that certain parts of their body are able to cure leprosy! They even use these body parts to protect themselves from curses!

3. The Bumblebee Bat Inhabits Thailand and Southern Burma and the Human Expansion Is Causing Them to Go Extinct

The Bumblebee Bat Inhabits Thailand and Southern Burma and the Human Expansion Is Causing Them to Go Extinct
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4. The Florida Panther Is a Poaching Target

The Florida Panther Is a Poaching Target
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This kind of cougar is called the Florida Panther. It has spots when it's born, and they disappear with age. Due to cars hitting them as well as poaching, it's estimated that their remaining number is 160.

5. Snub Nosed Monkeys Are Loosing Their Homes

Snub Nosed Monkeys Are Loosing Their Homes
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Snub Nosed Monkeys live in the forests of high-altitude mountains in Asia. Deforestation will inevitably lead to their extinction.

6. The Irrawaddy Dolphin Count Has Come to Only 77 of Them Still Being Alive

The Irrawaddy Dolphin Count Has Come to Only 77 of Them Still Being Alive
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7. The Saiga Antelope Is Being Hunted Down to Extinction

The Saiga Antelope Is Being Hunted Down to Extinction
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The Saiga Antelope lives in the Eurasian steppe but is well on its way to becoming extinct due to hunters. Their numbers are down to a couple of hundreds now.

8. Proboscis Monkeys Only Live in Borneo and Half of Them Died in the Past 40 Years When People Started Cutting Down Forests Which They Inhabited

Proboscis Monkeys Only Live in Borneo and Half of Them Died in the Past 40 Years When People Started Cutting Down Forests Which They Inhabited
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9. Gharial Crocodiles Can Be Found in India - Overfishing Left Only 2% of the Population Still Alive, and That's Less Than 235 of Them

Gharial Crocodiles Can Be Found in India - Overfishing Left Only 2% of the Population Still Alive, and That's Less Than 235 of Them
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10. The Kakapo Is Threatened by Rat Infestation

The Kakapo Is Threatened by Rat Infestation
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The Kakapo inhabits New Zealand. They can't fly and that made their lives difficult when rats and other rodents started sharing their home. There are about 128 kakapos still alive today.

11. The Olm Can't See The Water Polution

The Olm Can't See The Water Polution
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These tiny creatures can't see but have great hearing. Water pollution is the main cause for the dying of the species.

12. The Solenodons Are Endangered Because of Predators Invading Their Inhabitance

The Solenodons Are Endangered Because of Predators Invading Their Inhabitance
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13. The Tree Kangaroo Inhabits New Guinea and Deforestation Has Left Only 1% of the Population Still Alive

The Tree Kangaroo Inhabits New Guinea and Deforestation Has Left Only 1% of the Population Still Alive
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14. Pakistan's National Animals, Markhors, Are the Most Hunted Animal There. There Are Only 2500 of Them Still Alive

Pakistan's National Animals, Markhors, Are the Most Hunted Animal There. There Are Only 2500 of Them Still Alive
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15. The Okapi Were First Spotted by British Explorers in the 19th Century and 20,000 of Them Exist Only in Congo

The Okapi Were First Spotted by British Explorers in the 19th Century and 20,000 of Them Exist Only in Congo
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16. The Bearded Vulture Was Considered a Threat to Children

The Bearded Vulture Was Considered a Threat to Children
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The Bearded Vulture lives in the Himalayas and people used to think that they were dangerous and a threat to livestock and kids. They hunted killed them for that reason, and this lead to only 10,000 of them existing today.

17. Gooty Spiders Can Be Found in Indian Forests and Are Considered a Collector's Item. They Can Be Sold for Five Hundred Dollars and That Is Threatening Their Existence

Gooty Spiders Can Be Found in Indian Forests and Are Considered a Collector's Item. They Can Be Sold for Five Hundred Dollars and That Is Threatening Their Existence
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