Our planet is slowly being run over by humans, and there are many animal species that have disappeared because of the damage we have done to them and to their habitat. We can still try and make things better, to rethink and change the way we see things, helping the environment and living things that inhabit the earth.
This is a list of very rare animals that you might have never heard of or seen in your life, that are at risk of dissapearing from earth, for good. The first step to resolve a problem is to acknowledge it, so check them out!
The crested gibbon
These adorable animals live in China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other southeast asian countries. They are small, white as babies and then grow up to have a black crest. Deforestation and the destruction of wooded areas in Southeast Asia has endangered them.
The only African penguin has observed a tremendous decline of its population throughout the 20th century. Today there are many conservation programs, but it continues to be in severe danger.
These marsupials inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea and Queensland, and as the name suggests, are members of the family of kangaroos that live in trees. Hunting and deforestation have reduced the number of these wonderful creatures to 1%.
The Amur Leopard
It's the rarest species of leopard that exists and only about thirty of them are conserved, despite its cuteness (it's a big cat, we fell in love with from the first time we saw it). It lives in a far off corner of Siberia, in between Russia and China.
Also known as the Mexican salamander, these odd little amphibians are found in many Central American lakes, including Lake Xochimilco in Mexico City. Since 2010, the strange creatures have been in critical danger and a study in 2013 could not be locate any in the wild. Let's hope they are still out there.
This cute animal, closer to a fox than abear but panda-like anyways, is a gift from nature to humans. It's usual to find pictures of them making faces and videos displaying a whole arsenal of sillyness. This adorable mammal is red, has a rogue face and a racoon-like tail.