These animals are on the WWF’s critically endangered list. They face threats from humans and climate change.
Teetering on the brink of extinction, the Amur Leopard is poached largely for its beautiful, spotted fur.
Despite conservation efforts, the Black Rhino remains critically endangered because of rising demand for their horn in Vietnam and China, who use them in folk remedies.
According to reports, 200-500 orangutans from Indonesian Borneo enter the pet trade each year.
Cross River Gorilla
According to WWF, there are only about 200 to 300 of these gorillas left in the wild in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Recent years of war and chaos in Congo have depleted the population of the largest of the four gorilla subspecies.
The Hawksbills are most sought for their beautiful brown and yellow carapace plates that are manufactured into tortoiseshell items for jewellery and ornaments.
Javan one-horned Rhinos are found only in one protected area in the world - the Udjung Kulon National Park, Indonesia. If we lose the population in Java, the entire species will disappear.
These great apes share 96.4% of our genes and are an easy target for hunters.
Only found in Laos and Vietnam, these Asian unicorn are extremely threatened due to loss of habitat.
Their decline has been largely due to human-elephant conflict.
If these orangutans were to disappear, so would several tree species. Their habitat in Sumatra lost due to fire and conversion of forests to oil palm plantations.
The smallest of the living rhinoceroses is facing highly fragmented populations that caused by poaching and habitat loss.
According to a survey, poaching for trade is responsible for almost 80% of estimated Sumatran tiger deaths.
The world's smallest and most endangered porpoise - the Vaquita - is found only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California, and has ben listed as as critically endangered since 1996.
Western Lowland Gorilla
Apart from hunting and killing, the deadly Ebola virus caused a massive die-off in Central Africa.
Yangtze Finless Porpoise
Polluted and traffic-choked Yangtze combined with the destruction of Baiji dolphin food supply is responsible for the threat to this species.
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