20 animals that are close to extinction

The world is a beautiful place with various animals inhabiting every continent. Sadly, there are some species that live on the edge of extinction and could disappear from the earth at any moment. Read about these 20 animals that are close to extinction as well as what we can do to help them survive.

The list of endangered animals is growing and it’s up to us to make sure they don’t disappear. Some animals are on the brink of extinction with only a few thousand left in the world.

Others, like the gorilla, are not as close but still need our help so we can continue to enjoy them in their natural habitats. Let’s take a look at 20 animals that are close to extinction.

  1. Polar bear
  2. Gorilla
  3. Jaguar
  4. Tiger
  5. Liger (a tiger and lion hybrid)
  6. Quagga (extinct since 1883)
  7. The black-footed ferret
  8. The blue whale
  9. The green sea turtle
  10. The Sumatran tiger
  11. Sumatran Elephant
  12. African elephant
  13. Snow leopard
  14. The Javan Rhinoceros
  15. The Southern White Rhino
  16. Great Auk
  17. Yangtze River Dolphin
  18. Vaquita Porpoise (Mexican)
  19. Chimpanzee
  20. Panda