Majestic Animals Gone Extinct and Why

Majestic Animals Gone Extinct and Why

Tasmanian Tiger New genetic analysis suggests this species had been on the decline for millennia before humans arrived to drive them to extinction. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, was unique. … Sadly it was hunted to extinction in the wild, and the last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity in 1936. Mexican Grizzly Bear Because the bears hunted the […]

Borneo, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Borneo, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Borneo is 1 of the least explored areas on the planet, the mention of Borneo conjures up images of primeval rain-forest, undiscovered tribes, and rare, exotic species. Comprised mostly of impenetrable jungle, the world’s 3rd-largest island is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the small Oil rich Sultanate of Brunei. Home to critically endangered rhino, elephant, […]

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

Northern Right Whale Main causes for endangerment: Hunting, ship strikes and entanglement with fishing gear.Remaining: 400 The Vaquita Main causes for endangerment: Bycatch.Remaining: 12-15 Amur Leopard Main causes for endangerment: Poaching, poaching of prey species, habitat loss and deforestation or exploitation of forests.Remaining: 70 Javan Rhinoceros Main causes for endangerment: Low genetic diversity, natural disasters (tsunami and volcanos), disease, habitat destruction.Remaining: […]