15 Most Beautiful Endangered Species


9. Leopard

Leopard
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The leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the four “big cats” in the genus Panthera, the other three being the tiger, lion and jaguar.

 

8. Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger
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The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris or Panthera tigris bengalensis) is a subspecies of tiger primarily found in India. According to WWF there are about 2,000 Royal Bengal tigers in the wild today, including 1,411 in India, 450 in Bangladesh, 150 in Nepal, 100 in Bhutan, as well as a number in Myanmar and China

 

7. Hirola

Hirola
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The Hirola (Beatragus hunteri, sometimes Damaliscus hunteri also known as Hunter’s Hartebeest) is an antelope species found in arid grassy plains in a pocket on the border between Kenya and Somalia. Hirola are critically endangered. There are between 500 and 1200 animals in the wild and none currently in captivity.

 

6. Dhole

Dhole
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The Dhole (Cuon alpinus), also known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, Indian Wild Dog, or Red Dog, is a endangered species of Asian canid, and the only member of the genus Cuon. Their range is severely fragmented and reduced and there are little over 2,000 individuals left in the wild.

 

5. Red Fox

Red Fox
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The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a small canid native to much of North America and Eurasia, as well as northern Africa.

 

4. Magellanic penguin

Magellanic penguin
The Magellanic Penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus, is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil.

 

3. Namdapha Flying Squirrel

Namdapha Flying Squirrel
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The Namdapha Flying Squirrel (Biswamoyopterus biswasi), the sole species placed in the genus Biswamoyopterus, is an arboreal, nocturnal flying squirrel endemic to India

 

2. Himalayan Wolf

Himalayan Wolf
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The Himalayan Wolf (Canis himalayensis) represent a critically endangered canid species. he Himalayan Wolf only has a small population of 350 animals

 

1. Narcondam Hornbill

Narcondam Hornbill
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The Narcondam Hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Indian island of Narcondam in the Andamans.

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