Xochitl Pliego- Because of human greed and monetary gain animals are endangered. This is due to poaching and deforestation. This infographic shows quantitative data to represent the endangered animals of the world.
Last legs: the species with only a few remaining individuals - graphic
Endangered Animals: The rate of animal extinction has rocketed in the past half-century, as hundreds - possibly thousands - of species disappear each year. Our graphic indicates some of the species whose numbers have dwindled to a vulnerable few.
The echidna, or spiny ant-eater, is another monotreme, which has a long sticky tongue and a prickly coat like a hedgehog or porcupine – so don’t try and pick one up! Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to spot them in the wild.
The critically endangered Amur Leopard has been facing the risk of extinction for the past decade. Praise the World Wildlife Fund for its efforts to help save Amur Leopards and boost their numbers so that they can thrive once more.
The Siau Island tarsier (Tarsius tumpara) is considered to be one of the world's 25 most threatened primates, according to the latest update of the IUCN 'red list' of endangered species. Endemic to Siau Island, Indonesia, it is collected as food.
Sawfish, a critically endangered species. A strange-looking fish has snapped up a spot on the endangered species list. The smalltooth sawfish is the first U. marine fish to receive federal protection as an endangered species.