Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.The WWF claims that some animals could be wiped out in the next few months.Habitat loss, poaching, hunting and disease are pushing many species to the brink to such an extent that the world has now entered a sixth mass extinction.
1. Vaquita porpoise
Numbers of vaquita have dropped by 90 per cent since 2011 because the vaquita porpoise are getting tangled in illegal fishing nets. There are only 30 now left in the wild, and all live in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
Pangolins – the world’s most trafficked animal – were also in danger of dying out within a generation. Orangutan s and slow lorises are also critically endangered because of poaching and habitat loss.
3. Javan Rhino
The Javan rhinoceros, also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or lesser one-horned rhinoceros. There are fewer than 100 Javan Rhino left in the wild because of poaching.
4. Blue-eyed Black Lemur
In Madagascar there are only around 100 blue-eyed black lemur left in the wild, and according to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa they will have died out by 2026.
5. Pied Tamarin Monkey
Pied Tamarin Monkey also known as bare faced Tamarin lived in a small area of land surrounding Manaus. They are famous for their hairless face and ears. According to a survey, due to urban expansion in Manaus ,they also vanish within a decade.