17 Animals That Are Likely To Become Extinct Before You Die

Animals That Are Likely To Become Extinct

These animals will soon become extinct.

1. Hooded Seals

Hooded seals are found only in small areas of the North Atlantic and are heavily hunted. The seal is known for its unique nasal cavity located at the top of his head, which inflates and deflates while swimming. The campaign also inflates when it feels threatened, attracts mates and symbolizes health and higher status. These huge animals can weigh up to 900 pounds and measure 8 feet long.

2. Tree Kangaroo

These marsupials live in the rain-forests of New Guinea and Queensland, and as the name suggests, are members of the family of kangaroos that live in trees. Hunting and deforestation have reduced the strength of these amazing creatures to 1%.

3. Bearded Vultures

These beautiful birds inhabit the Everest, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Bearded vultures were almost eradicated in the last century due to fears of attacks to lambs and children, and now, the WWF estimates that there are only 10,000.

4. Axolotl

Also known as the Mexican salamander, these little odd amphibians inhabited several lakes in Central America, including Lake Xochimilco in Mexico City. Since 2010, the strange creatures have been critically endangered and in a study in 2013 failed to find any salamanders in the wild.

5. Saiga Antelope

The saiga antelope is found critically endangered. Inhabiting the Eurasian steppe, including Dzungaria and Mongolia. This incredible creature that seems alien, has an uncanny nose is extremely flexible and helps filter out the dust raised by the flock in migration. Hunting and habitat loss mean that there are only a few thousand of these strange animals.

6. Olm

The olm lives in the caves of Central and Southeastern Europe and is one of the few that is completely aquatic amphibians. They eat, sleep and grows underwater. Lives its entire life in complete darkness. The Elm has never developed eyes and instead has incredible senses of hearing and smell. Water pollution has led to its downfall.

7. Langur Chato

David Attenborough once said that these wonderful monkeys are like “elves.” It is found in Asia, at a height of up to 13,000 feet. These primates with a short stump for nose are rarely seen. These strange monkeys have become critically endangered because of deforestation.

7. Gharials

The world population of gharial crocodile is thought to number less than 235, most of which are in the Indian subcontinent. These beasts are 20 feet long weighing 350 pounds and dominated all major river systems, as their long, slender jaws makes them agile in hunting and eating fish. Over-fishing by humans has been reduced the strength of this animal to 2%.

8. Proboscis Monkey

This strange kind of monkey found only on the island of Borneo, is known for his enormous belly and nose. These features gave it the nickname “Dutch monkey” after the Indonesians said the Dutch settlers who arrived on the island had great guts like these monkeys. The population of these monkeys was reduced by 50% in the last 40 years as a result of deforestation.

9. Irrawaddy Dolphins

The Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas of South and Southeast Asia. These animals are known for their domed forehead and short beak, giving them a much stranger look from other dolphins appearance. Recent studies put their numbers at 77, citing over-fishing as the main threat.

10. Coconut Crabs

Coconut crabs are the greatest example of arthropods in the world, weighing up to 9 kilos. As the name suggests, the animals are known to climb trees to pick coconuts and then crush with their powerful claws. Considered a delicacy by some, these crustaceans are protected in some areas.

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