With or without human influence, there are some species on this earth that are suffering from a massive decline in their numbers, we explore some of these.
1. The bamboo Lemur
With jaws designed to crack through the bamboo that makes up the majority of its’ diet, there are very sadly only around 100 of these lemurs remaining in the rainforests of Madagascar.
2. The Roloway monkey
In the past it could be found in the rainforests of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana but today it is extinct in Ghana and severely endangered in Côte d’Ivoire.
3. The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper
The adorable looking spoon-billed sandpiper is a small wader bird that breeds in northeastern Russia. There are fewer than 1,000 mature individuals left in the wild.
4. Tarzan’s chameleon
This amusingly named chameleon was discovered in 2009 in the Tarzan Forest in Madagascar. Rampant deforestation threatens this great creature.
5. The Elephant Shrew
The Elephant Shrew also known as the Jumping Shrew looks like a mix between a rodent and a possum but are actually more connected to the elephant kingdom than it would seem. Due to their small build and short life span, the Elephant Shrew is on the verge of extinction. They reside primarily in the Boni-Dodori Forest in Kenya.