Monday, May 20, 2013

Endangered species awareness


Check out the top ten endangered species list

1 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

A North American bird so endangered it may actually be extinct

Toilet roll woodpecker
Oscillating woodpecker

2 Amur Leopard

The world’s rarest cat: Only 40 left in Russia’s Far East

Potato print leopard design

Leopard paper plate

3 Javan Rhinoceros

No more than 60 of these swamp-dwelling Asian rhinos exist

Dried bean rhino craft

4 Northern Sportive Lemur

Here’s the scarcest of Madagascar’s fast-dwindling lemur species

5 Northern Right Whale

Hunted to near extinction, 350 right whales still swim the Atlantic

Bottle whale craft

6 Western Lowland Gorilla

Disease and illegal hunting are taking an alarming toll on this gentle giant of a primate

7 Leatherback Sea Turtle

The population of the world’s largest turtle is dropping at an alarming rate

Egg carton turtle

8 Siberian (or Amur) Tiger

The world’s biggest cat weighs as much as 300 kilos (660 pounds)

Toilet roll tiger

9 Chinese Giant Salamander

Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction

10 The Little Dodo Bird

Samoa’s little dodo bird is in immanent danger of following the large dodo into extinction.

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