According to WWF The current rate of extinction is between 1000 and 10,000 times the natural rate. Some of our most well known animals are facing extinction and the main cause to this increased rate is humans. As the human population increases natural habitats are being turned into farmland to produce food and the wildlife that lives in them are vanishing with it. Apart from habitat loss for animals are also at risk due to poaching. In some parts of the world animal parts are desired for clothing material or medicine.
Below is a list of five animals. What these animals have in common is that once they roamed over large areas in their thousands, however due to the issues outlines above their habitats have been so dramatically reduced that they now own a fraction of their former range. Unlike many species whos numbers are spread out over many groups e.g. populations, these animals only have one known viable wild population which makes them at very high risk of extinction.
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