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10 Of The Cutest Endangered Species

Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, endangered, photos, unusual, environment, protection )

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We all know of the tigers, elephants and whales that are on the endangered species list, but what about the ones that make you go "D'aww!"? Here's our list of the top 10 cutest but endangered animals.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:47 am
"Pileated Gibbons

Numbers in the wild: ~32,000.
Mexican Axolotls

Numbers in the wild: Fewer than 1,200.
Black-Footed Ferrets

Numbers in the wild: ~1,000.
Amur Leopards

Numbers in the wild: 19 to 26.
Pygmy Hippos

Numbers in the wild: A few thousand. Breeds well in zoos, however.
Sand Cats

Numbers in the wild: No estimates available because of difficulty to study and habitation in vast, arid locations. Went extinct in Israel, but a litter of four kittens were born at the Zoological Center of Tel Aviv recently.
Egyptian Tortoises

Numbers in the wild: ~7,500.
Sea Otters

Numbers in the wild: 2,792 in California.
Slow Lorises

Numbers in the wild: Endangered status varies by country, but according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature most populations are declining.
Fennec Foxes

Numbers in the wild: Not endangered... yet. Conservationists feel that the species may soon be threatened as they are intensively hunted."

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:25 am
Noted, all gorgeous. Will be so sad if any of them disappear.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:19 am
How sad that it has come to this, all because of humans selfishness and stupidity!

Terry V (30)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:58 am

Michela M (3964)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:53 am

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in:  ILLEGAL Orangutan / Wildlife TRADE: 15 Petitions - New!!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade!!  Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela

Vallee R (280)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:37 am
Thanks Carrie - enjoyed!

Veronique L (209)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:57 am

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:12 am
TY, Carrie. I quite like the slow loris. I like all the pictures except the ones that show animals in human clothes.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:41 am
Certainly 10 of the most cutest Endangered species:-) Thnx Carrie and Thnx for the original post Michela :-) !!

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:11 am
cute little things! ;)
I hope we will have much more of them!

Sandi C (98)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:20 am
interesting post, thanks.

. (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:47 pm
Just a sad commentary on what we are doing to the world.

Kay M (347)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:51 pm

Christeen A (371)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:53 pm
They were all so cute. Thanks.

Susanne R (235)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:30 pm
They sure are adorable! Let's hope they receive the protection they deserve! Shouldn't our great-grandchildren be able to enjoy them, too?

Pat Bacon (1)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:36 pm
All our animals need to be protected and cherished.

michelle t (41)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:18 pm
Revolting humans are destroying all animal species and the environment

Kim O (396)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:29 pm
Very cute, but the numbers are extremely scary. Especially the Amur Leopard. Thanks Carrie!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:06 am
Oh, the Pileated Gibbon and the Axolotl!
I well remember the first Axolotl that I ever saw. It was in my pre-med year at Melbourne University in the zoology class. I was dumb struck. It was monstrous, but also beautiful. Every time I walked past it I would look at it with fascination. Could anything look like that? Axolotls should never go extinct.
Gibbons will always remind me of an encounter I had with a Gibbon in the zoo. I was taking my grandsons to the zoo and we came to the Gibbon enclosure, which was big and had plenty of rope and trees for them to swing in. A blonde, female Gibbon spotted me among a lot of other people at the window looking in. She immediately swung over to me and was attempting to touch me and kept on kissing the other side of the glass window whilst obviously looking at me with a pleading expression on her face.
Probably I looked like a keeper from her past that she had liked, I thought. But it still affected me. It would be sad for them to become extinct.
All ten animals are so lovely and deserve to remain with us. What a sad, poor world it would be without them!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:17 am
Michella M. I sagned your petition. There seems to be no end to human cruelty.

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 5:02 am
protect these beautiful animals!!!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:27 pm
what a beautiful little baby!!!!! OMG!!!!! its just adorable!!!!!! i had never see it but i hope they be ok. he is preciouse!!!!!!!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:28 pm
i just can not get over it this baby is almost as a little humane baby!!!!!!!!his little hands are so cute!!!!! i love it!!!!!

Angela Weber (27)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:13 pm
Why do humans ruin everything? What a useless species! With the way we live, so many of us live outside any food web, which truly makes us useless to the planet.

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 9:09 am
We humans are the most selfish animals on the planet. We kill for fun, profit and power, we kill endangered species for so called research, for Asian traditional medicines and delicacies, rich hunters pay to kill rare animals and poor countries look at the $. No wonder Africa is becoming a wasteland and making themselves even poorer. Chinese are one of the most destructive animals in the world at the moment, because they have the money. But every human being on the planet is guilty one way or another for the demise of our ecosystem, some a lot more than others. One day the planet after a total ecosystem collapse will start from the beginning, starting with micro oganisms and insects and no 'humans'.

Rin S (10)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:15 am
How adorable, thank you!
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