Status: Critically endangered. The species was just discovered in 1992. It is often referred to as the Asian Unicorn because of its beauty and rarity.
16. Red Wolf
Status: Critically endangered. Thirty years ago, the last 17 remaining red wolves were placed in captivity to ensure their survival. Today, their numbers have increased to about 100, but still face threats from deforestation.
Status: Vulnerable to critically endangered. This species is the victim of illegal trade as they are hunted for their meat and scales.
18. African Wild Dog
Status: Endangered. As one of the most endangered mammals in the world, there are only around 1,409 wild dogs left in the world today.
19. Black-footed Ferrets
Status: Endangered. The species were once believed to be extinct; however, conservation efforts have helped restore the population to almost 300 in North America.
20. Red Panda
Status: Endangered. Red panda’s biggest threat is climate change, leaving less than 10,000 out in the wild.
Status: Possibly extinct already. In 2020, CNN unearthed the last known footage of the thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger. Despite their feline appearance, these fascinating creatures were actually marsupials who once live all throughout Australia before localizing to Tasmania some 2,000 years ago. While sightings of the striped animal are still occasionally reported, the species has officially been considered extinct since the passing of the thylacine from the footage, Benjamin, in 1936.
Status: Vulnerable to critically endangered. There are six subspecies of sloths. The pygmy sloth is critically endangered and the maned sloth is vulnerable. They have suffered from deforestation.
And there are adorable and incredible creatures living on the water’s edge…