There are so many animals going extinct all around the world because of many reasons and some of them being climate change, animal killing, global warming, and so on. Here, we are bringing forth some animals that are on the verge of extinction, also this is our call for help, save the earth!
Ganges Dolphins live in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna and Karnaphuli-Sangu river systems of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. However these beautiful mammals are going extinct with just an approx. count of 1800 left in India.
Gharial is one of the three crocodiles that are found in India and live the longest. They are mostly and majorly found in the three tributaries of the Ganges River that is the Chambal and Girwa rivers in India and the Rapti-Naryani River in Nepal. They are on the brink of extinction with only about 1200 survivors in India and less than 100 in Nepal.
Snow Leopards belong to the feline family, large cats, as they are called are native to the mountainous regions of the Central and South Asia. In India they can usually be found in parts of the western Himalayas including the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the eastern Himalayas. These large cats are just 4000 in number and these numbers are dropping very quickly. The extinction of snow leopards can sorely be blamed on poaching for bones and organs for medicine and habitat loss due to human practises.
Red Panda is infamously known as the red cat bear and is found mostly in the sub Himalayan states of North East. In India, Red Pandas are only found in the states of Sikkim, Northern West Bengal (Darjeeling and Kalimpong), Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. These red pandas are also on the list of extinction with them being around just 5000 to 6000 in India. They are kept in secured places to ensure their safety.
THE NILGIRI TAHR
The Nilgiri Tahr is an ungulate that is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Southern India. It is the state animal of Tamil Nadu. However because of threats such as poaching, habitant loss and the spread of invasive plants is causing the current number (1800-2000) of these precious animals to dwindle.
KASHMIR RED STAG
Popularly called as Hangul, these Kashmir red stags are found majorly in dense riverine forests in the high valleys and mountains of the Kashmir Valley and northern Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. This is a particularly critical endangered species. With just 218 around the country right now, there are very less chances of ever reviving these species.
Nearly all wild lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, but one small population of Asiatic lions exists in India’s Gir Forest. Asiatic lions and African lions are subspecies of the same species. Asiatic lions once prowled from the Middle East to India. This subspecies are endangered with just a total number of 350 and are going extinct mainly because of poaching.
The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild. They are the national animal of both India and Bangladesh yet their special title is not saving them from extinction.
LION TAILED MACAQUE
The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. These species are estimated to be less than 4000 in number and there still the threat of lack of a proper habitant which is definitely going to bring that number down even further.
ONE HORNED RHINOCEROS
One horned rhinoceros or Indian rhinoceros is a rhinoceros species native to the Indian subcontinent. This species is said to be the largest of the rhinoceros species. These were once widespread across the entire northern part of the Indian sub-continent however the rhinoceros’s population plummeted when they were started to be hunted for meaningless sport or killed as agricultural pests.
Animals have been here longer around than humans yet these humans still find ways to make the ancient extinct until the world becomes the next worst place to exist in. Respect these furry, small, large, endangered creatures.