15 Most Beautiful Endangered Species

 

1. Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
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The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia) is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. It is estimated that between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards exist in the wild

 

2. Flamingos

Flamingos
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Flamingos or flamingoes are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World.

 

3. Giant Panda

Giant Panda
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Estimate shows that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild

 

4. Polar Bear

Polar Bear
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The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean. Of the 19 recognized polar bear subpopulations, 8 are declining, 3 are stable, 1 is increasing, and 7 have insufficient data.

 

5. Arowana

Arowana
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Arowanas are freshwater bony fish of the family Osteoglossidae, sometimes known as “bonytongues”.

 

6. Markhor

Markhor
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The Markhor (Capra falconeri), is the largest member of the goat family and is found in northeastern Afghanistan, northern India (southwest Jammu and Kashmir), northern and central Pakistan. There are less than 2,500 mature individuals which continued to decline by an estimated 20% over 2 generations.

 

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