The variety of life is critical to the health of our planet. Unfortunately, the animals in this list are facing the threat of extinction. To help save these animals, how about getting familiar with this list first and spreading the knowledge to others?
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Endangered Animals in Asia
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|Animal||Scientific Name||Description||Picture||Weight (pounds)||Population||Place||Continent||Type of Habitat||Reason for Endangerment|
|Amur Leopard||Panthera pardus orientalis||It is the only Panthera pardus subspecies adapted to a cold snowy climate. It is also known as Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard, or the Korean leopard.||70-105||>60||Amur-Heilong (Northeastern China and the Russian Far East)||Asia||Forest Habitat and Mountains||Poaching; Development projects such as new roads; Forest degradation; Inbreeding depression; Possible coexisting with disease carriers and transmitters.|
|Black Rhino||Diceros bicornis||Although it is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey. It is also known as hook-lipped rhino.||1760-3080||<5000||Namibia and Coastal East Africa||Africa||Deserts and Grasslands||Hunting; Habitat changes; Poaching; Competing species.|
|Bornean Orangutan||Pongo pygmaeus||It belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia.||66-220||45000-69000||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat||Habitat destruction; The bushmeat trade; People kill mom orangutans to capture and sell young orangutans as pets.|
|Cross River Gorilla||Gorilla gorilla diehli||Estimates from 2014 suggest that fewer than 250 mature individuals remain, making them the world's rarest great ape.||up to 440||200-300||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat||Loss of habitat due to mining, agriculture, and timber usage; Hunting; Fragmented population; Ebola.|
|Eastern Lowland Gorilla||Gorilla beringei graueri||It is also known as Grauer’s gorilla, which is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies.||up to 440||uncertain||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat||Poaching for meat; Habitat destruction due to logging, charcoal, agricultural expansion or mining; Civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Hawksbill Turtle||Eretmochelys imbricata||Their colored and patterned shells make them highly-valuable and commonly sold as "tortoiseshell" in markets.||90-150||uncertain||Mesoamerican Reef, Coastal East Africa, and Coral Triangle||Africa, Asia, and North America||Ocean Habitat||Exploitation by humans for decoration; Pollution and loss of nesting areas due to coastal development; Slow reproductive rate.|
|Javan Rhino||Rhinoceros sondaicus||They are the most threatened of the five rhino species.||1984-5071||<60||Java (Indonesia)||Asia||Tropical Forests||Poaching; Hunting; Loss of habitat because of agriculture.|
|Leatherback Turtle||Dermochelys coriacea||They are the largest sea turtle species and also one of the most migratory.||600-1500||uncertain||Mesoamerican Reef, Coastal East Africa, Gulf of California, The Galápagos, Coral Triangle||Africa, Asia, North America, and South America||Ocean Habitat||Nests are raided by humans in places such as Southeast Asia; Being caught as bycatch; Chemical pollution in the sea.|
|Mountain Gorilla||Gorilla beringei beringei||They have thicker fur compared to other great apes, which helps them to survive in a habitat where temperatures often drop below freezing.||up to 440||<880||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat and Mountains||Poaching; Habitat loss; War and unrest; Disease transmitted from tourists, domestic animals and livestock.|
|Sumatran Orangutan||Pongo abelii||It belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia.||66-198||<7300||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat||Logging (both legal and illegal); Wholesale conversion of forest to agricultural land and oil palm plantations; Fragmentation by roads.|
|Pangolin||Its name comes from a Malay word meaning "something that rolls up". It is also called scaly anteater due to its preferred diet.||4.4-7||uncertain||Africa and Asia||Forest Habitat and Grasslands||The bushmeat trade; Illegal trafficking; Deforestation.|
|Saola||Pseudoryx nghetinhensis||Meaning “spindle horns” in Vietnamese, they are a cousin of cattle but resemble an antelope. It is also called Asian unicorn.||176-220||uncertain||Greater Mekong||Asia||Forest Habitat||Habitat loss and habitat fragmentation; Hunting; Illegal trade of furs, traditional medicines, and meat in restaurants and food markets.|
|South China Tiger||Panthera tigris amoyensis||It is possibly extinct in the wild since no wild individual has been recorded since the early 1970s.||243-386||uncertain||Southeast China-Hainan Moist Forests||Asia||Forest Habitat||Uncontrolled hunting; Extensive deforestation; Probable reduction in available prey; Fragmentation of populations due to the large-scale relocations of urban populations to rural locations.|
|Sumatran Elephant||Elephas maximus sumatranus||It is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to the Indonesia island of Sumatra.||approximately 10000||2400-2800||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat||Habitat loss; Poaching for ivory.|
|Sumatran Rhino||Dicerorhinus sumatrensis||They are the smallest of the living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino with two horns.||1320-2090||220-275||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat||Poaching; Loss of habitat due to legal and illegal logging; Inbreeding depression.|
|Sumatran Tiger||Panthera tigris sumatrae||They are the smallest surviving tiger subspecies and are distinguished by heavy black stripes on their orange coats.||165-308||400-500||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat, Grasslands, and Wetlands||Loss of habitat due to expansion of palm oil plantations and planting of acacia plantations; Prey-base depletion; Illegal trade primarily for the domestic market.|
|Vaquita||Phocoena sinus||It is the world’s most rare marine mammal.||up to 120||<60||Gulf of California||North America||Ocean Habitat||Being trapped in illegal gillnets intended for capturing the totoaba; Inbreeding depression; Habitat alterations; Pollution.|
|Western Lowland Gorilla||Gorilla gorilla gorilla||It is the most numerous and widespread of all gorilla subspecies.||up to 440||uncertain||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat||The bushmeat trade; Logging; Ebola|
|African Wild Dog||Lycaon pictus||It is a highly social animal, living in packs with separate dominance hierarchies for males and females. It is also called African hunting dog or African painted dog.||40-70||6600||Coastal East Africa||Africa||Forest Habitat, Grasslands, and Deserts||Being shot and poisoned by farmers; Loss of habitat for agriculture, settlements, and development projects.|
|Amur Tiger||Panthera tigris altaica||It is also called Siberian tiger. They have the largest home range of any tiger subspecies because they have to search over large areas to find food due to low prey densities.||396-660||<540||Amur-Heilong (Northeastern China and the Russian Far East)||Asia||Forest Habitat||Poaching of tigers and their wild prey species; Development projects such as building railroads.|
|Bengal Tiger||Panthera tigris tigris||It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild.||around 550||<2500||India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar||Asia||Forest Habitat||Poaching; Habitat loss due to climate change.|
|Black-footed Ferret||Mustela nigripes||Once thought to be globally extinct, they are making a comeback with a population of nearly 300 individuals.||1.5-2.5||300||Northern Great Plains||North America||Grasslands||The fur trade; Sylvatic plague.|
|Blue Whale||Balaenoptera musculus||It is the largest animal on the planet, weighing as much as 200 tons (approximately 33 elephants).||close to 400000||10000-25000||Southern Chile, Gulf of California, and Coral Triangle||Asia, North America, and South America||Ocean Habitat||Hunting; Colliding with ocean vessels; The change in ocean temperature might affect its food supply.|
|Bluefin Tuna||Thunnus spp||It is the largest tuna and can live up to 40 years.||1500||uncertain||Coral Triangle||Asia||Ocean Habitat||Overfishing|
|Bonobo||Pan paniscus||They are human's closest living relatives, sharing 98.7% of their DNA with us.||68-86||10000-50000||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat||Habitat loss; The bushmeat trade.|
|Borneo Pygmy Elephant||Elephas maximus borneensis||They are the smallest elephants in Asia.||around 5000||1500||Borneo and Sumatra||Asia||Forest Habitat||Habitat loss; Fragmentation of population.|
|Chimpanzee||Pan troglodytes||They are human's closest living relatives, sharing 98.7% of their DNA with us.||88-130||172770-299700||Congo Basin||Africa||Forest Habitat||Habitat destruction; Hunting; Disease.|
|Fin Whale||Balaenoptera physalus||It is the second largest mammal in the world.||almost 160000||50000-90000||Gulf of California, Coral Triangle, and Arctic||Asia and North America||Ocean Habitat||Hunting; Collisions with ships.|
|Galápagos Penguin||Spheniscus mendiculus||It is the only penguin species found north of the equator.||5.5||2000||The Galápagos||South America||Ocean Habitat||The El Niño Southern Oscillation reduces the availability of shoaling fish, leading to low reproduction or starvation; Oil pollution; Fishing by-catch.|
|Ganges River Dolphin||Platanista gangetica gangetica||This kind of dolphin can only live in freshwater and is essentially blind.||330-374||1200-1800||Eastern Himalayas||Asia||Freshwaters||Human use of the river systems causes the decrease in river depth and appearance of sand bars dividing the river course into smaller segments; Entanglement in fishing nets; Poisoning of the water supply from industrial and agricultural chemicals.|
|Green Turtle||Chelonia mydas||It is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species.||150-400||uncertain||Mesoamerican Reef, Coastal East Africa, Gulf of California, The Galápagos, and Coral Triangle||Asia, North America and South America||Ocean Habitat||Hunting; Poaching; Egg harvesting; Boat strikes; Pollution; Habitat destruction.|
|Hector's Dolphin||Cephalorhynchus hectori||They are the smallest and rarest marine dolphins in the world.||up to 110||<7000||New Zealand||Oceania||Ocean Habitat||Fishing bycatch in commercial gillnets; Tourism; Disease; Marine mining.|
|Humphead Wrasse||Cheilinus undulatus||This species of fish can be easily identified by its large size, thick lips, two black lines behind its eyes, and the hump that appears on the forehead of larger adults. It is also called Māori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleon fish, or Napoleonfish.||over 400||uncertain||Coral Triangle and Coastal East Africa||Africa and Asia||Ocean Habitat||Habitat loss and degradation; Local consumption; Tourism; Destructive fishing techniques (including bombs and cyanide).|
|Indian Elephant||Elephas maximus indicus||It is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant and native to mainland Asia.||10000||20000-25000||Mainland Asia||Asia||Grasslands||Poaching for ivory; Habitat loss and degradation; Fragmentation of population.|
|Indochinese Tiger||Panthera tigris corbetti||It has gone extinct from Cambodia, southwest China and possibly Laos.||396-550||<350||Greater Mekong||Asia||Forest Habitat||Hunting; Habitat loss.|
|Indus River Dolphin||Platanista minor||They are one of only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all of their lives in freshwater. They are believed to have originated in the ancient Tethys Sea.||155-245||<1100||Indus River in Pakistan||Asia||Freshwaters||Entanglement in fishing nets; Lowered water levels due to irrigation; Poisoning of the water supply.|
|Malayan Tiger||Panthera tigris jacksoni||They were classified as Indochinese tigers until DNA testing in 2004 showed them to be a separate subspecies.||200-264||250-340||Malay Peninsula and the southern tip of Thailand||Asia||Forest Habitat, Grasslands, and Wetlands||Habitat fragmentation due to development projects and agriculture; Poaching.|
|North Atlantic Right Whale||Eubalaena glacialis||It can easily be identified by the white calluses on its head, which are very noticeable against the whale’s dark gray body.||up to 140000||300-350||North Atlantic Ocean||Europe and North America||Ocean Habitat||Ship strikes; Fishing gear entanglement; Exposure to ship noise may be associated with chronic physiological stress; Climate change.|
|Red Panda||Ailurus fulgens||It is not closely related to the giant panda.||6.6-13.7||<10000||Eastern Himalayas||Asia||Forest Habitat||Habitat loss and fragmentation; Poaching; Inbreeding depression.|
|Sea Lion||Zalophus wollebaeki||They haul out in large colonies on rocks and sandy shores on the Islands. They move into the water to feed and cool off as needed.||around 400||uncertain||The Galápagos||South America||Ocean Habitat||Hunting; Reduction in food source due to fishing.|
|Sei Whale||Balaenoptera borealis||It is one of the fastest whales, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.||about 40000||uncertain||Southern Chile, Arctic, The Galápagos, Coral Triangle, Gulf of California, and Coastal East Africa||Africa, Asia, North America, and South America||Ocean Habitat||Hunting; Endemic poisoning.|
|Snow Leopard||Panthera uncia||They have evolved to live in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.||55-165||4080-6590||Eastern Himalayas and Yangtze||Asia||Mountains||Poaching; Habitat destruction due to overgrazing.|
|Sri Lankan Elephant||Elephas maximus maximus||It is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants.||4400-12000||2500-4000||Sri Lanka||Asia||Forest Habitat||Being killed by land mines during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka; Poaching.|