Ivory-billed woodpecker. The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches (51 cm) long and 30 inches (76 cm) in wingspan. It is native to the virgin forests of the Southeastern United States (along with a separate subspecies native to Cuba).
The Amur leopard is one of the world's most endangered cats with an estimated remaining wild population of 30-40 in Russia and China. The Amur leopard is one of the world's most endangered cats with an estimated remaining wild population of 30-40 in Russia and China.
The Javan Rhinoceros is big and strong, and looking at one may remind of you a dinosaur. Their armor-plated skin looks similar to the Indian Rhinoceros, but the Javan Rhinoceros is a bit slimmer. Of all species of Rhinoceroses, the Javan Rhinoceros has the highest risk of becoming extinct.
northern right whale A though the the northern right whale (Eubalena glacialis) has remained the most endangered of all the world’s whale species, we removed it from our Top 10 Endangered Species list a few years back as the result of some good news about its population numbers.
The use of gill-nets in the vaquita habitat is currently banned throughout the vaquita’s range. However, illegal fishing continues, targeting the totoaba for the Chinese market. The totoaba is a large species of fish which, like the vaquita, is listed on the IUCN Red List as “critically endangered”.
The "critically endangered" classification of the black rhino is due to the species' immense, 97.6 percent population drop from the beginning of the 1960s. At around the closing of 2010, the estimate for the population of black rhinos was 4,880 specimens.
Conservation efforts have in recent years seen a significant increase in wild mountain gorilla populations, however, the species is still considered critically endangered. Poaching is after all, still a leading cause of the mountain gorilla's overall decline.