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19 rare and beautiful animals that are near the brink of extinction


Malayan Tiger photo

4. Bornean Orangutan

Bornean Orangutan photo
The Bornean Orangutan is the second largest ape species and the largest tree-dwelling animal on the planet, living in the humid tropical jungles of Borneo. Mature males develop fleshy cheek pouches which are made up of fat deposits under the skin.

3. Black Rhino

Black Rhino photo
The Black Rhinoceros lives across the central and eastern African countries. Despite it’s name, the Black Rhino isn’t black in colour, most have either white or grey skin. It’s also one of the larger rhinoceros species with the horns known to reach 1.5 metres in length!

2. Vaquita

Vaquita photo
They’re the world’s smallest porpoise, measuring up to 5 feet long, weighing up to 54kg. The black ring around each eye and black curved lips have been compared to a smiling panda. Surveys released earlier this year estimates the vaquita population is as low as 30.

1. Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard photo
The Amur Leopard is actually from Far East Russia, in the temperate forests. It can run up to 37 miles per hour and it’s been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically!

 

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