Mexican Bobcat — EN
Population Estimate: unknown
Range: Canada, U.S., Mexico
Primary Threats: Hunting, Habitat loss
- The Mexican Bobcat is considered the most heavily hunted and traded cat worldwide.
- Solitary and nocturnal
- Very small, only about twice the size of a house cat.
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat — CR
Population Estimate: 115
Range: Australia, now exists only in a preserve
Primary Threats: Competition with livestock, habitat loss, invasive plant species, shallow gene pool
Galapagos Penguin — EN
Population Estimate: 1,ooo-4,ooo
Range: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Primary Threats: human disturbance, fishing accidents
- small penguins.
- adapted to heat; they release excess heat through their feet and swim to cool off from the sun.
Palawan Peacock Pheasant — VU
Estimated Population: under 10,ooo
Range: Palawan Island, Philippines
Primary Threats: Habitat loss, hunting
- although their population is on the decline, they breed well in captivity.
- they are a protected species and some inhabit St Paul’s Ntl. Park.
Tasmanian Devil — EN
Population Estimate: 10,ooo- 25,ooo
Range: Tasmania (Australia)
Primary Threats: Devil’s Facial Tumor Disease, shallow gene pool (low diversity), cannibalism
- This devastating disease caused the species to decline from 150,ooo in the 90’s to the present estimate. Cannibalism increases transmission.
- In the past, the Devils were highly persecuted and killed on the basis of predation on domestic animals. They were considered “pests”. At one time, 5,ooo were poisoned annually.
- Introduced predators, such as dogs and foxes, as well as road-kill also contributes to decline.
Pere David’s Deer — EW
Population Estimate (CAPTIVITY): 2,ooo
Natural Range: China
Primary Threats: Hunting, habitat loss
- Large reserves have caused population growth
- In 1993, the world population was only 120
Mallee Emuwren — EN
Population Estimate: 2-4,ooo
Primary Threats: Drought and wildfires (related to climate change), severe fragmentation
- Takes 3-4 years for a population to recover from a fire
Kirtland’s Warbler — NT
Population Estimate: 3,ooo
Range: Bahamas, U.S., Canada, Bermuda
Primary Threats: Competition from Cowhead birds, Habitat loss
- Although habitat loss was a primary threat, recent conservation efforts have quadrupled the local population in Michigan.
Red Crested Tree Rat — CR
Population Estimate: Unknown; sparse
Primary Threats: Habitat loss, climate change, industry (coffee)
Reef Manta Ray — VU
Population: Unknown, decreasing
Range: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
Primary Threats: Over-fishing, trade, entanglement with boats
- In 2009, the Manta genus was split into the Reef and Giant Manta Ray.
- Wingspan of 7 m.
Green Eyed Bushfrog — CR
Primary Threats: Habitat destruction; industry (tea, eucalyptus)
- All of the population is located in one small area.
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Haha, you’re sweet, thanks! :) Definitely can always use some encouragment. It’s really cool to see how a lot of people care about animals. More than I thought. So thank YOU for reading! :)
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That really means a lot! Thank you! It’s great to know others care. :)
Przewalski’s Horse — EN
Population Estimate: 2,ooo
Primary Threats: Habitat loss, hunting, climate change
- Extinct in all of its natural range; extinct in the wild until it was reintroduced to Mongolia
- When in contact with domestic horses, hybridization is a concern. They can produce fertile offspring.
- They shed their mane and tail yearly.