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Cats are going extinct: 12 most endangered feline species

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ENDANGERED SPECIES! Bengal Tiger The largest of the cat species, tigers lived all around the world – from Russia to India. Though they’re the national animal of many countries, mentioned in certain mythology and important to many cultures, the wild tiger population is no more than 4,000. Bengal tigers, in particular, have a population of less than 2,500 in the entire world.

Fishing Cat. The fishing cat is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. It is an endangered species; over the last decade, the fishing cat population throughout much of its Asian range declined severely. Like its closest relative, the leopard cat, the fishing cat lives along rivers, streams and mangrove swamps. It is well adapted to this habitat, being an eager and skilled swimmer. It is listed by IUCN RED LIST as "Endangered".

Takin. The takin (Budorcas taxicolor), also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan

There are subspecies of this flamboyant bird that are in danger of disappearing, including the Bornean Peacock Pheasant pictured above and the Hainan Peacock Pheasant of the island Hainan, China. For both species, habitat loss is a major factor for their decline. Only about 600-1,700 Bornean Peacock Pheasants and around 350-1,500 Hainan Peacock Pheasants left in the world.