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Top 10 Most Endangered Species on Earth

Written by: Editorial Staff

September 25, 2008
Filed Under Animals 


1. Siberian Tiger

With estimates of less than 200 Siberian Tigers left (most of which live in nature reserves), this cat is one of the most endangered species in the world. Threatened by a loss of habitat and poachers who kill the tigers for their skins and their meat, the great cat is in danger of disappearing.

2. Loggerhead Turtle 

Found in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, as well as the Atlantic Ocean, this turtle faces many obstacles. Once hunted for its meat and eggs, many Loggerhead turtles are caught in fishing nets and in Turkey, large hotels have been build directly on its breeding grounds all of which hinder the survival of this great reptile.

3. Jackass Penguins 

Jackass Penguins face a myriad of threats, from oil spills and pollution to a dwindling seal food supply, which makes this penguin prey rather than peer. Once the most common sea bird in South Africa, the Jackass Penguin is one of the 10 most endangered species on earth.

4.  Black Rhinoceros

Found in West Africa, the Black Rhinoceros is critically endangered and one of the 10 most endangered species on the earth. It is estimated that there are less than 2,500 of these great creatures left in the wild. Unlike many other species, loss of habitat has not been the main cause of dwindling numbers, instead poaching is this mammal’s greatest enemy. Their horns are extremely valuable and great numbers of these impressive beasts are being slaughtered for profit. The good news is that there are conservation actions in place and animal activists across the globe are doing what they can to keep the Black Rhinoceros off the list of extinction.

5. Greater Horseshoe Bat

Current estimates show that there are approximately between 4,000 and 6,000 Greater Horseshoe Bats left in the wild. Victims of insecticides, which have been used to kill insects found in crops, the Greater Horseshoe Bat is one of the 10 most endangered species on earth.

6. Great Apes

Amongst the world’s most threatened species are the great apes of Africa and Asia. Africa’s gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos live in regions of the country ripe with war and are being hunted for the commercial bush meat trade. In addition, disease and loss of habitat are causing the great apes to dramatically decline in numbers. Thanks to deforestation and construction in Asia, the habitat of the Orangutan is rapidly being destroyed. The good news is that conservation efforts are in place to save these primates from extinction.

7. Yangtze River Dolphin

This fresh water dolphin is quickly losing its habitat; the Yangtze River in Eastern China is one of the busiest and most polluted waterways in the world. The Yangtze River Dolphin is unique to others of its kind thanks to its long, upturned beak and low triangular dorsal fin. The female is usually larger than the male and both sexes are light blue with smooth white underbellies. It is feared that this graceful mammal may already be extinct, so few numbers of them can be found and latest studies suggest that they have not survived the threat to their environment.

8. Riverine Rabbit

Found in the Karoo Desert in South Africa, the Riverine Rabbit has lost most of its habitat to farming and development. Studies estimate that there are less than 250 of these rabbits left making them one of the 10 most endangered species on earth. The Riverine Rabbit is easily identifiable by the stripe of dark brown fur that runs from one corner of the mouth and across the cheek to the bottom of the ear. Considering they are rabbits, this species breeds very slowly making it difficult for the species to recover from the huge losses to their population.

9. Bactrian Camel

Studies estimate that there are less than 1,000 of these camels left on the planet thanks to an unforgiving habitat in the Gobi Desert. Although these mammals are hearty and can survive drought and food shortage, their numbers are dwindling thanks to loss of habitat and hunting. These two humped camels are smaller than most of its relatives and is well suited to its harsh life in the desert. Its long, narrow nostrils can close to protect the camel during sandstorms and its eyes are equipped with a double row of thick eyelashes to keep them free of debris. Without serious conservation efforts, the numbers of Bactrian Camels will continue to decline and moving the mammal up on the list of the top 10 most endangered species on earth.

10. Hirola

Africa’s most endangered antelope, the Hirola was once common throughout Eastern Africa. Its numbers have drastically lowered with population estimates being placed at 600 individuals. Threatened by poaching and loss of habitat, without serious conservation efforts, the Hirola faces extinction.

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140 Responses to “Top 10 Most Endangered Species on Earth”

  1. J on November 12th, 2008 12:54 am

    What about the Red Wolf?

    There are only 27 in existence in the United States

  2. Justin on November 19th, 2008 9:47 am

    These are definitely not the TOP 10 what about the Polar Bear? and other animals

  3. lizzie kavonius on December 29th, 2008 1:29 pm

    i will stand up to these poor little inocent animals and say what is rightful because i mean the animals cant talk for themselves they are just little curious things they don’t know what is right and what is wrong and i think thats what everyone should do stick up for the little inocent creatures

  4. Logan on January 4th, 2009 10:50 pm

    umm…. What about the Amur Leopard with only 42-32 Leopards living in the wild?

  5. Eric watkefrszfd on January 27th, 2009 1:18 pm

    the people that are killing the Siberian Tigers are really really mean people because the people are not nice because they want meat and fur from the Siberian Tigers and that is not nice

  6. Eric watkefrszfd on January 27th, 2009 1:19 pm

    people are mean for taking the Siberian Tigers because they want there skins and their meat

  7. Sarah on February 5th, 2009 7:51 pm

    there are lots of animals on the endangered list that are left out of the top 10! i don’t think that it’s right to strip animals of there homes just to build new malls and so forth! i mean, they were there before any of us! i’m going to try my best to make a difference and to help endangered animals! :-)

  8. Jalen Fleming on March 8th, 2009 9:24 am

    i think that these are so some special species but i never heard of them they are very amazing i wonder were they are origaly made from they are amazing i wish i could on the sibran tiger but only if they werent vicous and my mom would let me lol but thank u

  9. Jen on March 18th, 2009 11:43 pm

    red wolves…are really coyote/wolf hybrids…i worked with them in North Carolina…they did however forgot to add California Condors…there are less than100 in the wild…oh and mexican wolves…there are less than 50 in the wild

  10. alex dalton on April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm

    The northern white rhino is down to just 9 individules. They went extinct in the wild 2-3 years ago when the last four were poached.

  11. Savannah Patience Orphan on April 20th, 2009 11:32 am

    This really helped, im doing a big speech on endangered species, and this was one of the things i needed, i think its horrorfiing that without the influence of wild species and wildnerness arieas, we would become more computer like and be less human.

  12. Xoe Monroe on April 21st, 2009 11:35 am


  13. cathrine on April 21st, 2009 1:59 pm

    are you sure the siberian tiger is the most endanered tiger in the world?

  14. simi on April 21st, 2009 4:16 pm

    thats so not true at all!!! you should have the ganges shark on it because thats one of a very important animal we gotta respect ya know?

  15. sarah on April 29th, 2009 4:10 pm

    have you ever heard of a marmot they only have about 100left in the world!!!look at their pic on google adorable huh~!!!!!!??

  16. Abi on May 1st, 2009 7:59 am

    I’ve been working on finding the top ten endangered species of animals on the planet. Ive been looking on loads of websites, and even though, this one only covers, not really the essentials, but it has the right idea. I Dont think it matters which ones are on what lists, there are just too many of them to ignore, there are so many animals in danger of exstinction that the fact this website creates awarness is great. It may be had for just us as individuals to make a difference, but every little bit counts to help the overall difference. I hope you are all as serious as you say about saving there animals because come into less than 20 years, if nothing is done, we wont have have the species we have today.

  17. Brandon on May 20th, 2009 3:50 pm


  18. Brady George on May 20th, 2009 3:51 pm

    ME 2 <3

  19. hodge on May 21st, 2009 2:55 pm


  20. sally on May 30th, 2009 3:26 pm

    first of all thoose people whom eat maet are hipocrites

    all thoose that wear leather shoes do u think they grow on trees?of corse not you are killing cow for shoes lambs for meat.

    it is just an amount of time before theese become extinct.

    and the people who are leaving there numbers on here r sooooooo sad

    im out!!!111

  21. Jessica on June 1st, 2009 11:51 am

    this is cool

  22. Dallas on June 1st, 2009 10:06 pm


    ya thats true what you said but what if the cows already dead and im only 14 and i work for my dad and trust me there are plenty of cows

  23. michael adam on June 4th, 2009 9:00 pm

    Those people can kiss my ass because they’ll be beggin for mercy!

  24. michael adam on June 4th, 2009 9:02 pm


  25. jazmine singleton on June 22nd, 2009 1:34 pm

    what about the white tiger i mean it is very endangered and rare of its color

    you should think about making it TOP 11 MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES ON EARTH =:)

  26. jazmine singleton on June 22nd, 2009 1:42 pm


  27. Susan Smith on July 21st, 2009 8:17 am

    Poachers are idiots. What’s SO speicial about a tiger’s fur that they can’t start being normal and quit poaching. And WHO cares if a siberian tiger is killing a farmer’s herds. Maybe he should move insted of killing the siberians. People are so stupid how they can’t just move somewhere else where siberians don’t live so their herds are safe. and besides, what’s so tasty about siberian tiger meat that they have to keep killing them for meat? If people want food go to a store, not into the forest to kill a poor little creature. POACHERS ARE IDIOTS!

  28. Wian Hageman on July 21st, 2009 8:18 am

    What about the King Cheetah?

  29. Susan Smith on July 21st, 2009 8:31 am

    Oh, and maybe people can stop dropping their nasty garbage into the ocean so sea creatures don’t get hurt by it. I think they can wait to drop their beer can into the trash, not the sea. And, Can’t people quit spilling oil in wildlife areas? Yes they can, but the’re too stupid to stop. And, maybe in Africa where animals are loosing habitats, people can make condos and apartments. Maybe farmers can have their fields close to their house to make room for the animals. Yeah, but they won’t. Poor, poor endangered animals. The people who live near you, who have more of an impact on your survival(i’m talking about those idiot poachers), Don’t care about you. but the people far away do.

  30. Kitty on July 21st, 2009 9:31 am

    I think it’s ridiculous to call an animal lover a hypocrite if they eat meat. Animals eat meat. It’s a healthier lifestyle than eating all veggies or, God forbid, tofu, and having to take nutritional supplements because you can’t get what you need from your diet. And as for hunting (not poaching, which is illegal), if it’s for food, by all means, hunt. Some people aren’t very well off, and they can’t just waltz on down to the store and pay some insane amount of money for meat they can get and prepare themselves for near-free. Come on, be smart. Groups like PETA blow things out of proportion. Let’s think for ourselves. :)

    According to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) the top 10 most endangered species are:

    1.Black Rhino The Black Rhino is native to southern and east Africa. Since 1970, the Black Rhino population has declined by 90% to less than 3,000. They are killed primarily for their horns. Trade of Black Rhinos has been banned for more than twenty years. Although having banned trading of the species, there still continues to be a great demand for Rhino parts.

    2.Giant Panda The Giant Panda is native to China. Fewer than 1,000 remain in their native habitat of China. The main reason for their decline is due to loss of natural habitat and poaching.

    3.Tiger Tigers are native to tropical zones in Southeast Asia and temperate regions like the Russian Far East. Less than 6,000 tigers remain in the wild. The most urgent threat to tigers is poaching for body parts and bones used in traditional Asian medicines.

    4.Beluga Sturgeon Beluga sturgeons are ancient living fish fossils are found in the Caspian Sea. They are valued throughout the world by connoisseurs for their superior quality caviar. Poaching is out of control due to excessive demand and high prices paid for the Sturgeons’ “pearl-like” caviar.

    5.Goldenseal Goldenseal is a herb is favored by naturopathists for its perceived ability to heal numerous ailments from hemorrhoids to allergies. Goldenseal is native to the hardwood forests of North America. The demand for Goldenseal has recently leaped more than 30%.

    6.Alligator Snapping Turtle The alligator snapping turtle is prized by turtle trappers and dealers for its rare meat. It is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. Alligator snapping turtles are quickly being depleted due to increased shipments to many international world markets including Asia.

    7.Hawksbill Turtle the Hawksbill turtle is found mainly around tropical reefs. The three foot length Hawksbill Turtle species, named for its distinctive snout, is becoming extremely vulnerable due to their slow reproduction rates and high volume of illegal trade for the prized jewel-like “tortoise shell.”

    8.Big Leaf Mahogany Demand for the red colored wood goes unabated because of worldwide consumer demand for quality mahogany hardwood furniture. Mahogany trees are widely distributed in tropical forests from Mexico to the Amazon Basin. However, the species grows naturally only as individual trees rather than in groups of large forest stands. Wholesale stripping of Amazon forests has resulted in perhaps 70 per cent of the world’s supply being depleted.

    9.Green-Cheeked Parrot The Green-cheeked parrot is native to Mexico. It has the ability to mimic the human voice. The Green-cheeked parrot has been significantly reduced in numbers due to a huge demand for these lovely pet birds, especially from the United States. Even after prohibiting the sale of these green-cheeked birds, droves of the species are still being illegally traded across the Mexico/US border.

    10.Mako Shark The Mako Shark is highly sought for its tender meat, and especially in Asian markets, for their shark fins which have even greater value for medicinal purposes. Some of the species are merely stripped of their prized fins by the international fishing fleets and then are thrown back into the depths, left to die.

  31. Peter Solari on July 21st, 2009 3:30 pm

    We need total, human population control supported by religious leaders! Human beings have turned the earth into a polluted garbage dump. We need world wide population control if any natural habitat is to be left for wild life. Until then people will continue having babies like rabbits and destroying the wilds for human consumption until the earth is a wall to wall cement ghetto.

  32. Andrew on August 6th, 2009 2:09 am

    The Bats should be replaced with the South China Tiger.

    The Greater Horshoe Bat is rated “Least Common”, so it is far from endagered.

    The South China Tiger has around 10 remaining, and is known to be only found in captivity, “CW” rating.

  33. Jake on September 3rd, 2009 12:29 pm

    Now, remind me, why are we trying to fight against nature? Over 99% of all species that have lived on the Earth have gone extinct. It is the rule, not the norm.

    The Human species’ digestive tract design is between herbivorous and carnivorous, and it is much closer to carnivorous.

    Conclusion: Stop trying to fight nature!

  34. King on September 9th, 2009 1:47 am

    South China Tiger should replace The Bats above in the top 10 most endangered list.

  35. Jack on September 9th, 2009 1:49 am

    What about the Tasmanian Devil?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on September 9th, 2009 1:51 am

    It is all your fault because you try nothing to stop them. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Tarzan's brother on September 9th, 2009 1:53 am

    Tarzan the jungle man swinging on a rubber band

    he slips, he falls he lands on his BALLS!!!!!!!

  38. hdjhcjekcfhvkfhdvkhvhfhvghvghwevwfvjfkjwvhkjefhvkfhv on September 9th, 2009 1:54 am

    I am going to sue this website.

  39. Cayla on October 11th, 2009 4:28 pm

    Lol I think peeps shouldn’t be writing this stuff kids are heere . like me!! Im 12

  40. Cayla on October 11th, 2009 4:45 pm

    please dont talk like this peeps there are kids on here. Kinda like, ME!! Im twelve years old and i love animals so much.

  41. freedom on November 18th, 2009 5:27 pm

    its sad how many animals are on the verge of extinction there are probably more than 50 sepsis that might be wiped out because of humans.

  42. shadow on November 30th, 2009 3:34 pm

    im studing on pandas and sharks but mostly pandas sharks are my second choice. Those spiecies are really endangered.

  43. animalprotectionofficer-alabama on December 10th, 2009 5:50 am

    you guys should stop posting stuff life swears etc.

    it is very disrespcful to the producer fo this site and the animals do not need

    that sort

    of stress as they are already dying because they DO have a mind of their own you know.

    you (everyone who is posting unneccessary comments) are immature and should be ashamed of yourselves.

    As for the people who think it is acceptable to copy and paste chunks of info. from other websites you are insane and liable for prosecution because i am reporting you at the moment. yes “KITTY” that is you we are talking about.

  44. animalprotectionofficer-alabama on December 10th, 2009 5:54 am

    please visit my website of

    or simply type in to google “i love eating whales” or “whale hunting is good”- these links are not what they seem. . .

    please excuse my previous “Typo” in my last post- for any of you dumbass’ that don’t know what a typo is it is a common typing error.

    Thankyou :)

  45. Jesus on December 15th, 2009 12:03 pm

    if it was up to me i would bring all these creatures back to full population with a snap of my fingers but my dad said let it be…

  46. Fashionista100% on December 15th, 2009 8:59 pm

    What about the chinese desert cat?

  47. AW on December 17th, 2009 7:18 am

    well I eat meat, but cows, chickens, lambs are tame and farm animals so farmers take extra special care of them. So they are not going to become extinct. But I still thank God to gift us with such a beauty and oppurtunities.

    As for these endangered animals, (Siberian Tiger, Jackass Penguins, Riverine Rabbit, wahles, sharks,) I mean these animals are so very precious and intriguing to look at. So I don’t understand why people are not standing up to protect these animals. AnD those who wear leather shoes or jackets should really need to have a freaking brain and a big heart :’((

    I made groups on facebook related to protecting animals and climate change to raise more awareness.

    Oh I loveeeee animals. Please lets all work together to save these precious animals. :’(

  48. AW on December 17th, 2009 7:23 am

    and btw I also can’t believe how some people are being so dumbass and posting bizzare and painful comments on this website. You know what?? those who R doing this should be hunted and killed. You assholes :(

    We are God’s greatest creation but we are wasting our knowledge in doing F***ing immature things all around the world. Fie

    Plz have a heart and save these precious creatures :’( :’(

  49. beritluvsya on December 17th, 2009 6:14 pm

    What about Giant pandas?????? Does anyone care about them they are very endangered!

  50. M on December 21st, 2009 10:00 am

    i think you guys need to stop arguing cause that doesnt help anybody

    i really hate how people talk about how barbaric animals are but look at the way we treat eachother

    there are a lot of endangered species out there and many people disagree on which ones are the most endangered but really they all need help

    animals attack peoples cattle because their habitat is disapeering and so is their food

    if everyone just does little things (not poaching, not polluting, not wasting, and stop dumping stuff in our oceans) then things would be a lot better

  51. m on December 21st, 2009 10:06 am

    hey AW there are a lot of farmers that treat there animals horribly look it up on youtube especially when they get to the slaughter house if there are too many chickens then the workers have a good time stomping on them and throwing them against the wall (though some are better then others) and calfs are put in cages they cant turn around in so their meat in tender

    the rest of what you said i agree with though

  52. M on December 30th, 2009 1:09 am

    What about the giant panda bears!!! they are the #2 most endangered animals!! this is not the correct list at ALL :(

  53. Alley on January 3rd, 2010 3:26 pm

    Yeah, for all of those who commented about the siberian tiger, about the meat and the fur, you don’t need to say it again! we kinda get it…..

  54. Alley on January 3rd, 2010 3:54 pm

    Animal protection officer person is right actually….. the un nessassary comments like “what about the giand panda?” or “what about the south china tiger?” and so on. I thing we get it, there is a hole lot of animals that are endangered, why not save them all? i agree with some of these people like the AW person, we should really do something about. I know, this is out of the topic, but is related to the animals. We should stop using the earths energy, like we should walk instead of driving cars, and we should stop using electronical things like computers, tv’s, nintendo’s, wii’s, playstation’s, and other things that needs a battery, and/or plugg in. we should waste less water, and light, and paper, and the earths energy. We should stand up yo what we believe in to help save the animals. thingk about it, if we use more paper, that lead us to killing more trees, which leads to killing the animals that live in the tree. You kill one tree, you kill not one animal, but more than 1 billion animals! think about it, how many birds might use that tree to land on so they wouldn’t be killed by predators roaming around below? how many animals might build a nest there to give birth? how many animals use it as a hiding place, or simply to catch their breath if they are running away from a preatore that can’t climb? Think about it, if all the bees in the world died, we wouldn’t have the nectar to use for medicines for different illnesses. the flowere would, die, and the air will become filthier, and all the herbivores would die, and the carnivores would eventually eat the meat, but already dead meat is bad for their organism, so they would die of illness or because there is no more meat, or kill eachother till there is no more animals, and then people would die and the earth would fail. And all of this could happen by doing one simple thing. it would be much better if we just kept it all alive, then bring everything to extiction by leaving the endangered animals alone, killing the nonendangered animals, but eventually, every animal would be endangered, so before we know it, the earth will die, we will die, animals will die, plants will die, everything will die…….and it will all happen if one of us, or perhaps all of us did something wrong, like we are doing now…..

  55. Alley on January 3rd, 2010 4:16 pm

    Everyone who is commenting on different animals species that are endagered that are not on the list, i think some of us get it…………….. (i know i do) there are lots of endangered species……and we could start now to help them…… all you have to do is inform everyone about protecting them…………. to stop making useless things that some people buy, but have no use at all. i know that a lot of people do that because of money, but what about lives? lives don’t cost anything, they could only be earned, they can only come out into the world, but now, those buildings and merchandise and cars, and other things that are useless cost the lives of the animals, it is the same as killing you………..When anyone cutts down a tree, you pay the price….. and the price is the lives of the animals………….a lot of you ignore this, cause the price you pay is like it is free, something you don’t own, but what the tree owns and what the animals own. it is likr this tree is defenceless, the tree is dead, and soon all the animals that had a heart for this tree die too…the tree is there home, like a house, but also much more than that, it is a family member, and slowly, as more people ignore this, the animals die slowly, painfully, one by one, because there is not enough trees to protect and serve as their home for all the animals….. just like the homeless people who don’t have enough money to pay for a home. and what is the point to build houses, when others have to pay for the land and the house to live in it? If you don’t care about others, and generousity, then you should try living outside for a while, with no bath, nothing to cover you when you sleep, nothing…………. think about it…… no trees for certain animals….. means no home….. they are homeless…..

    just like some people. The best part in animal life, is that they share with each other, and what i mean is the same species,like, for example, chimpanzee’s, they share with each other, or bats, and actually, most animals live in groups, so that is what is so great about them, they help eachother, unlike people…….

  56. Alley on January 3rd, 2010 4:21 pm

    For all of those who say this is not the top ten, and those who argue and say it is, actually all of you are wrong…… and right….

    it is not the top ten, actually there is no top ten endangered species, if you don’t know this, then you are learning something new….. there is more than 1 billion endangered species, so if you commented that the list is wrong, you are right and wrong……. the list shows only ten, but there is way more than you know, so stop commenting stupid things like that, if you want to know all the endangered species, and want to know all about them, google it…….. “all endangered species” and there you go…… satisfied?

  57. M (or animal protection officer person;) on January 5th, 2010 8:32 pm

    I completely agree with Alley and there are already soooo many animals that we have lost forever because a while back nobody even thought or cared about them

  58. Alley on January 12th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Nobody really thinks about or even cares about them now!!!!!!!! if anybody cared, then we would put a stop to everything that is happening in the world right now!!!!!!

  59. animalprotectionofficer-alabama on January 13th, 2010 6:51 am


    “M” appears to be stealing our identity and this is an offence which WILL lead to prosecution.

    “AW” – we have a bone to pick with you. Yes, that would be the bone of a dead whale. You are a hypocrite as what you are saying about us posting bizzarre and painful comments, you yourself are too infact posting such material. So do something about it.

    We are currently preparing a talk on endangered species which will hopefully make people more aware of what these poor animals are going through. Please visit our website,, this is not what it seems and is certainly not for the faint hearted.

  60. MLR on January 15th, 2010 6:07 am

    I didnt mean to offend you. i just thought it was funny when alley called me that because that is something along the lines of what i want to be when im older. i wouldnt have said that if i had known.

  61. READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! on February 4th, 2010 6:30 pm

    OMG i cant believe that these animals are endangered. Tigers are awesome!! Do whatever you can to stop these animals from going extinct or i will be so angry!!! If anyone who is reading this can stop people from killing the animals DO IT and DO IT NOW!!!! I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO HELP!!! Also, if you know any people who have anything to do with politics, TELL THEM TO PUT A STOP TO THIS ILLEGAL HUNTING!!! I DON’T CARE HOW (except if the animals get hurt, then do something else) JUST DO IT!!!!!!!! OR I WILL HUNT YOU PEOPLE DOWN AND MAKE YOUR LIFVES MISERABLE (JUST KIDDING )!!! DO IT!!! HELP THE ANIMALS!!!!! On a happier note, I think that tiger pic is awesome.

  62. READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! READ THIS! on February 4th, 2010 6:35 pm


  63. rhiannon on March 2nd, 2010 11:26 am

    its to sad i cant pick a animal 4 my homework progect pls some 1 help me theres to many pls pls stop this we work together we can save these beautiful creatures

  64. rhiannon on March 2nd, 2010 11:28 am


  65. rhiannon on March 2nd, 2010 11:28 am


  66. rhiannon on March 2nd, 2010 11:42 am


  67. why do u care on March 2nd, 2010 11:46 am

    stop sw and ur swearin on here and ur all goin off the subject endanged animals

    come on guys chat together pls pls pls pls NOW study the animals and help

  68. libby on March 2nd, 2010 11:47 am

    why do u care no 1 understands that ill chat to ya though come on guys shes right

  69. rhiannon AGAIN on March 2nd, 2010 11:48 am

    no 1 likes me do u like me and animals lol

  70. Journey on March 8th, 2010 2:55 pm

    i think that no matter what kind of endangered animal it is, we should try and protect and help them servive through our civilization. Our living conditions and the way we live are the reason why these animals are being endangered and are going extinct, we all play a roll in this horrible way of life. To us we are use to the idea of killing animals for food or coats or just for the fun of it, but when we do kill we are hurting and terrorizing the animals life and then the animal is gone forvever. We are causing death, and thats the reason these animals are endangered. we should help any animal in need.

  71. this is insane on March 11th, 2010 10:52 pm

    i hate this website you don’t say the giant panda or the polar bear are u kidding me you must not think because the giant panda is endangered and so is the polar bear. iz all ur falt people need to stop saying but they need to start ding, helping, working. my friend and i love polar bears we want our kids some day to be able to see a polar bear but that will never happen if you don’t start helping !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( stop i don’t want 2 here these animals are endangered , but the giant panda isn’t and the polarbear isn’t !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love animals STOP THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE KIDS XAN MAKE A DIFF. TO

  72. Sven on March 23rd, 2010 10:20 pm

    Some more critically endangered animals:

    California Condor: 348 left as of February 2010

    Crested Ibis: 8 left in 1976, now up to 60 left

    Mexican Wolf: about 250 left

    Northern White Rhino: 7 left

    Amur Leopard: about 345 left

    Ivory Billed Woodpecker: thought to be extinct, possibly rediscovered in 2004, now highly investigated for conclusive proof of existence.

    (some people already mentioned a few of these animals earlier in the comments)

  73. dont need to know on March 26th, 2010 2:33 pm

    what are you talking about that is all wrong what about all the others…

  74. YOUR MOM on March 29th, 2010 1:48 pm


  75. I agree on April 7th, 2010 4:04 pm

    I think that we should save all the endangerd animals not just a specific groop like polar bears and white Rinos. I think that humans did this to animals and we should fix it.

  76. jgrth on April 28th, 2010 7:13 pm



  77. KSJFHKJSGHDK on April 29th, 2010 10:15 am

    ummmmm jacass penguin???? is that real????

  78. Shelly reaves on June 8th, 2010 7:41 am

    WELL OF COURSE THERE ARE OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES…DUH, but i think those might be the ones that have the most problems or have been dying off the fastest…the red wolf could be staying in that # range over a period of time and might not have too many real threats but the polar bear has many aids going to them and will prob. always be in zoos anyways even if all the ice melts, but who cares its not about top ten, its about dealing with serious issues

  79. Alex on June 14th, 2010 7:46 pm

    I think we should try to save all these animal and stop poaching

  80. animalprotectionofficer-alabama on July 1st, 2010 6:00 am

    WE WILL BE BACK! Right now we’re sitting wearing our fur coats made from new-born chihuahua puppies… they are very cosy and it took 367 to line our coats. We urge you to visit our website … and feel free to leave comments about what you think about it. Look on your news of the world channel, monday night at 7 pm and you will see us supporting our cause. Thanks for all your support guys! KEEP SAVING THOSE ANIMALS! if we can all work together, we can all make a difference in the long run!

  81. hannah on August 17th, 2010 5:55 am

    thank ye fur yer infermation i am 100 in me assignment hehehehe captain ararararara

  82. thomas on August 30th, 2010 3:45 am


    poor animals

  83. bennie on August 30th, 2010 3:47 am

    DON’T POACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. awesomeness on August 30th, 2010 3:48 am

    DON’T kill the animals!!!

    SAVE them instead

  85. jess on September 4th, 2010 12:36 pm

    I have adopted many animals and i would never think of harming and bueatiful creature so why do those nasty people have to.

  86. mary grace on October 5th, 2010 3:28 am

    …….thanks 4 letting me know about this animals;;;they may be scary in our eyes but thier existence plays a vital role 4 us…to give care to them and love 4 d next generation to watch them growing again in population…..

  87. David on October 6th, 2010 10:34 pm

    Hey yes these are more endangered then what you said above. Cause the examples have like only a few hundred or less. But what aboout the florida panther like 30 left! Or some of those weird ocean dophlins like only 150 left, or some kind of cheeta with like ony 30 left. Yah do more reacerch.

  88. ana on October 16th, 2010 12:45 pm

    i think we humans must help these animals, they are so wonderful and amazing, we can do so much to help them but some poeple just dont bother to. its crazy poeple dont have feeling towards these animals and its our fault they sre disappearing.

  89. alex gabe on October 21st, 2010 3:56 pm


  90. alex gabe on October 21st, 2010 3:57 pm

    I gabriel is the smart one

  91. alex gabe on October 21st, 2010 3:59 pm

    i’m the smart one gabe

  92. alex gabe on October 21st, 2010 4:00 pm

    your dumb you don’t know 2×2

  93. Anna on November 1st, 2010 11:36 am

    Animal Power

  94. Erica Rogers on November 21st, 2010 1:25 am

    Somebody mentioned the info kitty posted is in violation of copying. I believe she only posted it because it is the most accurate ACCORDING TO the WWF list, plus it has some extra info on each animal. Making it very helpful for people like Abi 2009 who writes that she’s been looking for the most accurate list and I truly believe “kitty” posted what she felt would best cover what the WWF would concider the most engagered. There probably is not a list that is 100% accurate. IE: New species, even with new technology I still think it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to all the species, let alone the ones who are on the list and even the undiscovered ones. I myself need the list only for a school project. SO what am I suppose to do when there are so many out there. For the project I can only do and list what the WWF conciders the top 10. I am very aware much more than those on that list need to be added, and the order of the list must be extremely hard to decide. I’m assuming part is done by the amount left, some are probably according to whether or not we can help with helping their population, I imagine some people just don’t realize how important even the littlest one’s on the list are, if they even made the list. I am a HUGE animal advocate and wish that vegetarians and people from PETA would understand that there are some people (like me) who was a vegan pretty much since birth, raised on all organic, home grown, veggies, but as I got older, the proteins were not satisfying my digestive system and I had to eat meat. Trust me, we did years of research before this decision was made. I pray before each bite, I have problems still and I’ve been eating meat now since around 1995, when I became pregnant. My body was starving, with the truest meaning of the word, and also starving my unborn child. Please understand people like me who NEED to eat meat for life or death reasons. And it might be hard to believe that I couldn’t find proteins that would equal the meat, we (family, self, Dr.s, dieticians, etc.) could not find it. I actually ended up loosing my entire large intestine because I kept trying and trying and had emergency surgery only to find that from the beginning to end (5+ft.) of the colon died. I was also extremely enemic. Anyway, I put my two cents in, not only in here, but also for the sake of all animals, my house if full of rescued animals ranging from fish to ferrets to cats to snakes, none purchased of course, I was also in extremely poor health yet when the EXXON VALDEZ pulled into the SanDiego harbor I was on a little raft getting hosed and tossed around. I also agree there are def. people on this site that need to just do something more productive with their time. But for people doing sch. projects (actually helping my daughter, didn’t get that in the beginning) A simple list is all that is required for her report. For her age, I believe the list “kitty” posted was (unfortunately but true) was all that was needed in such a brief report. If anyone knows of a more updated list of the top 10 in order of what “they” feel should be correct, please post it. Sincerly, Erica and those critters who can’t use human words. Sorry for any typos, I wrote this too quickly and tried to get the important info included.

  95. Joe Dunne on December 6th, 2010 7:43 am

    Humans only kill and destroy. They have done nothing good for this Earth. I am not a vegetarian because it is natural to eat meat, but i will never intentionally kill an animal.

    There are so many endangered animals in the world today. Don’t give me the crap that it is natural selection. We are responsible for that and we are not paying the price.

    If it was up to me. Send all the humans to Mars because there is nothing to kill there!

    Lets have a poacher hunt and see how they like it!!!



  96. animal protection officer on December 7th, 2010 7:42 am

    The animal protection officer is back just to let you know that the new gucci jacket is available it is made from rare siberian tiger fur uy it now !!

    Unfortunately in the process of the making of these jackets the entire species was wiped out

  97. animal protection officer on December 7th, 2010 7:45 am

    Remember to check out the website

    Sorry in the last comment there was a slight error i meant fortunately not unfortunately and buy not uy sorry guys!

    have fun killing animals

  98. Chelle on December 7th, 2010 6:35 pm

    Well Joe,

    I find you seriously contradicting, if you didn’t buy meat a lot of animals wouldnt be dying which makes you indirectly just as much part of the of the killing cycle. With that being said, I am not a vegetarian either, but I am reasonable enough to know that if a chicken doesnt die, I don’t get my chicken salad. However, I don’t understand hunting as a “sport”, I cannot imagine thinking it is fun to kill anything. But if someone were hungry or needed clothing or blankets and had no other means, then I think it is completely appropriate to hunt for a need. It is how the world in designed, but to say that you are completely opposed to the concept, when you yourself are a “meat-eater”, makes no sense at all. I definately don’t promote poaching or useless killing, which is the problem. Not all humans, Joe, are such destructive beings though. I believe that people should be thankful and respectful for all of the food on their tables whether is be the corn that I worked diligently growing all summer (which many little rabbits nibbled on) or the chicken that I bought from the store. The key word being RESPECTFUL. Not mindlessly, selfishly or wastefully killing animals.

    And Joe, I hope you’re having a less frustated day today. Remember, there are lots of good humans too.


  99. angad on December 13th, 2010 11:53 am

    i really liked this wonderful job thank yoy !! :)

  100. rostum@lazymhalditah on December 14th, 2010 3:50 am

    be friendly to animals,they are extinct to day,

  101. lee on January 26th, 2011 3:20 am

    I think its horrible!!! I can’t believe people actually do this to nature!! I think pochers should really think what they’re doing!!

  102. mandy on January 26th, 2011 3:24 pm

    if people are involved they are idouits!!!!

  103. zmills 123 on January 30th, 2011 6:26 pm

    stop yelling at each other and help the animals

  104. zmills on January 31st, 2011 6:10 pm

    If you think wat ever animal is most important then go help that animal and stop yelling at each other on this website

  105. classified on February 8th, 2011 8:48 pm

    what about the giant panda

  106. daedae on February 9th, 2011 5:06 pm

    i would never really care about these animals but now i really see what is going on and i agree on with one of the comments that i saw HELP THEM SAVE THEM!!!!!!!!HELP THEM SAVE THEM some times when people ask u for money to help the endangered animals maybe they are telling the truth lets try to help the little bit of thoses animals that r left but sometimes when them people ask u for money they are lieing but in all sometimes they are telling the truth LETS TRY TO HELP THE WORLD AND THE ANIMALS THAT ARE LEFT IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

  107. TEDDY on February 13th, 2011 11:40 am

    i think ALL animals should be protected!

  108. Hal on February 17th, 2011 11:23 pm

    What the f*&!K’s wrong with you the amur leopard has numbers now of 30 NOT 300, and your conecerned with the f’g penguins, turtles, and tigers get the f’g numbers right

  109. Hal on February 17th, 2011 11:29 pm


  110. wong siong kit on February 19th, 2011 12:39 am

    the hunters are very cruel ya know

  111. Billy on February 21st, 2011 11:27 am

    These animals need saving

  112. Ricky (AECC leader) on February 24th, 2011 7:54 pm

    I own a group called the AECC(Animal;Enviornmental;Caring;Co-Op), and i’m looking for people to join,we research, and save animals.

  113. kayla on March 2nd, 2011 1:32 pm

    i think it is immature that people are hunting when they know that the economy is bad i know this may not have anything to do with it but it really does , the animals that are endangered are the ones that we kill we pollute the waters of the sharks and many others like fish and the grounds that we live on which animals live on it to like birds etc. and if we didnt harm the animals we wouldnt be harmed …..

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  115. Skar on March 28th, 2011 8:56 am

    [Wolves and hedgehogs and armadillos] [Nothing hunts the unhuntable] hedgehogs maybe but not armadillos and wolves

  116. Skar on March 28th, 2011 8:57 am

    [Foxes are also cool]

  117. Skar on March 28th, 2011 9:00 am

    [and Hal needs to shut up]

  118. nicole on April 6th, 2011 3:12 pm

    How can I help? I love animals and I want to help. And I used this website for a slide show for endangered animals.So just tell me how I can help.

  119. nicole on April 6th, 2011 3:24 pm

    Once on a feild trip to bush gardens when I wasn’t looking a big white and black tiger jumped on the glass and roared like it wanted to EAT ME:( then one of my teachers shouted “LOOK A TIGER IS TRYING TO EAT NICOLE!!!!!!”

  120. alexis on April 18th, 2011 1:53 pm

    cannot beleve that a penguine is named jackass

  121. ratboy on April 21st, 2011 10:47 pm

    If I had a gun I would shoot all those animals, take the skin and sell it then leave the meet to rot, aninals were put on this earth by Allah and we shall have our way with them. especially that jackass one

  122. tamuata on April 28th, 2011 7:27 pm

    well. first of all i not trying to be mean but i think that god put animals on the earth for a reason……… i know we shouldnt kill for fun or kill endangered species so speak your mind but just shut up………

  123. tamuata on April 29th, 2011 4:46 pm

    oh ratbot its not aniNals not aniMals……. if your going to insult someone do it right….. ; )

  124. hello123 on April 29th, 2011 4:59 pm


  125. Grace on May 18th, 2011 1:13 am

    they definitely got this wrong

    the yangzte river dolphin should be like second because there are about less than 70 of them and lonesome george should be number one

    oh and rat boy

    don’t be so insensitive to animals

    without them (especially bees) we would die

  126. Grace on May 18th, 2011 1:15 am


    nice name for a penguin

  127. Stephy on June 2nd, 2011 12:34 am

    ok so I seriously think the South China tiger should be on this list…or tigers in general…there are only 8 subspecies of them and 4 of them thats half them are already extinct…and the South China tiger is going to be next if something isn’t done =(

  128. laxlie on July 6th, 2011 7:36 am

    luv the animal’s

    animals have filling’s to.

  129. Hyena27 on August 26th, 2011 11:09 am

    What about the Amur Leopard? There are only 35 estates in the wild 6-7 of those being females

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  131. Animal Protection Officer on October 28th, 2011 6:53 am

    Here in alabama at animal protection officer hq. we are getting sick to the death and i mean SICK TO THE DEATH of all of these pathetic, moaing comments. So lets step it up a gear folks, this is the real world and these animals need to be destroyed before they take over the world. At animal protection officer hq. we are lounging in our chairs lined with hyena skin and snuggling in our jackets made from newborn bushbabies (six hundered were killed). We also have many ornaments hanging from the ceiling, including a selection of lizards tails, ducklings beaks and poodles’ eyeballs. THEY ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!


    if anyone wants to know how to kill the animals or if they want equipment to destroy them let me know ;)

    Thanks for reading

    animal protection officer, alabama

  132. Lil on December 3rd, 2011 10:45 pm

    Thats sad and all you guys think about is electronics and how to make things better with technology when really all it does is makes thing worse!!! Y’all should be ashamed yoU hurt these animals when the might be helping u!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. Lil on December 3rd, 2011 10:54 pm

    Oh and you animal protection officer you need to shut your face and I hope you see this!!! Your not doing a good job if your trying to protect these animals I live in Denver and I work at a animal protection agency and we actualy want to help then not kill them. You are stupid if you are trying to do your job cause your not very good at it!!!! So uh ya now what go to ——–

  134. aditya patil on December 26th, 2011 3:47 am

    no, this are not the top10.

  135. dell on January 10th, 2012 12:36 pm

    hi and bye

  136. Madrock on January 13th, 2012 2:11 pm

    Why do you keep killing Siberian tigers ever heard of fake fur I’m just a kid and I could save most of these animals with simple solutions

  137. Skye on January 16th, 2012 1:34 pm

    >:( There is a MUCH more endangered species than a tiger:

    Amur Leopard

    There is less than 35 in the wild

    It is now classed as the most endangered big cat

  138. Casrtoons4Ever_on_Roblox on February 22nd, 2012 1:50 pm

    This is the worst compromised top 10 endangered species list. Then again it was created in 2008 but it could at least be updated. What about the Crested Ibis? There’s only 8 left in existence, and the Yangtze River Dolphin should be like the first one because it is probably already extinct.

    I can understand how SOME, just a handful of, hunters would hunt animals. They might be hunting to survive, but the poachers are just dastardly, vile, inexcusably behaved creatures that have no care whatsoever for any species of animals. Bunnies to them are rotten pieces of lint and Pandas are just overgrown, ugly beasts, but they are much, MUCH more than that. They’re beautiful creatures that are just truly wonderful and amazing and must be protected.

  139. veronica on February 24th, 2012 3:43 pm

    i think we should stop killing these wonderful animals and save them because if one of the endangered species die our lives our at risk.

  140. Simphiwe on February 29th, 2012 11:21 am

    How guys.thanx for the info,bt jst 1 word of advise,guys try nt 2 kill these animals b’cos dat cn affect the ecosystem.