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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many animals that are currently on the endangered species list. A species may be considered endangered because its numbers are so few that they are in danger of becoming extinct. This could be due to factors such as the environment or predators. Whatever the case, it is important to try to protect these animals.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization that is dedicated to conserving all natural resources. In the United Sates we have what is called the Endangered Species Act that is designed to prevent species from going extinct.

Some examples of endangered species are the Ear-spot Squirrel, Eastern Gorilla, Sloth Bear, Tanzanian Woolly Bat, Western Nimba Toad, and the Yap Flying Fox. There are thousands of animals that are on the list. I have posted a link below that contains the complete list.

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Many species of animals are endangered and face extinction. For example, the cheetah, tiger, black rhino, and many other fish, birds, zebras,and whales. The list is quite extensive and covers almost all geographic areas in all corners of the world.

One reason so many animals are in danger is that their natural habitats are disappearing. Modern development has taken a huge toll on these habitats. When animals are displaced by man, they are no longer able to acquire food and the safety that the habitat provides. Environmental pollutants are another factor that damages these habitats and make life difficult if not impossible for the species.

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