Endangered Species of the World
Also some endangered plants, flowers and more!
The water buffalo is really a big surprise for this list as we think of it as a domesticaed animal, but like horses, it’s the wild cousins of the domesticated beasts that are at risk. There are as few as 2,500 mature individuals left and researchers estimate the species has experienced a population decline of at least 50% over the last three generations. The major threats include interbreeding with feral and domestic buffalo, as well as hunting and habitat loss.
Even the most charming of animals is endangered. The South Asian River Dolphin has two subspecies based on the river systems in which they are found, the Ganges River Dolphin and the Indus River Dolphin. Though a strong effort has been made to research and conserve the species, there is still relatively little known about them. Of the Ganges River Dolphins, there are about 1,200-1,800 left, while there are an estimated 965 Indus River Dolphins left.
Several hummingbird species are in fact listed as endangered by IUCN. Some of these species include the Oaxaca Hummingbird , with around 600-1,700 mature individuals left; Mangrove hummingbird, which was only discovered in 2005 and lives along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica; and the Chestnut-billed hummingbird, a species found in Colombia with only about 600-1,700 individuals left.