4. Western Gorilla/Cross River Gorilla
Status: Critically Endangered. Extremely high levels of poaching and hunting have dwindled the population. By 2046, experts believe the Western Gorilla population will be reduced by more than 80 percent. There are two different main gorilla species with their own sub-species. One of the subspecies of Western Gorillas is the Cross River Gorilla — both are labeled as critically endangered.
5. Sumatran Orangutan
Status: Critically endangered. The population of Sumatran Orangutans have declined more than 80 percent in the last 75 years.
Status: Endangered. Chimpanzees are human’s closest cousins, sharing 98% of our genes. Unfortunately, they have already gone extinct in four countries and are facing population drops everywhere they inhabit.
7. Black Spider Monkey
Status: Vulnerable. Also known as the red-faced spider monkey, severe deforestation and hunting has challenged the species’ survival.
It’s not just small animals. Massive warrior animals are on the list…