5 Amazing Endangered Animals

Dr. Genetipetz has discovered many amazing animals from across the world and brought them back to his lab to study them. The variety of animal life on this planet is truly astounding, yet many species are in danger of extinction. Experts work to protect these animals, help get them removed from the endangered species list and educate the public on these species, which are often exotic and foreign to the average person.
 
Check out our list (in no particular order) of five amazing endangered animals, and learn more about how to help protect these animals by visiting https://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Wildlife/Endangered-Species.aspx.
 
Amur leopard
Status: Critically endangered
Facts: Amur leopards are a solitary subspecies that adapted to the temperate forests of eastern Russia. Similar to leopards, these felines can weight anywhere from 70-105 pounds. There are approximately 60 left in the world, and they are sometimes referred to as the Far East leopards, Manchurian leopards or Korean leopards.
 
Asian elephant
Status: Endangered
Facts: Elephants have served as an important cultural icon in Asia for thousands of years. Asian elephants are said to be incredibly social animals that live in groups of six or seven and follow a matriarchal social structure. They can weight up to 11,000 pounds, and there are only around 25,000 left worldwide.
 
Black rhinoceros
Status: Critically endangered
Facts: Black rhinos have been in danger of extinction for more than 50 years. Weighing anywhere from 1,760-3,080 pounds, it is estimated that there are less than 5,000 left alive.
 
Bengal tiger
Status: Endangered
Facts: Found primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar, there are less than 2,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild. They prefer temperate forest habitats and grasslands. 
 
Blue whale
Status: Endangered
Facts: The largest and loudest animals on earth, blue whales can weigh up to 200 tons and has a heart the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. They grow to be between 80 and 100 feet in length, and it is thought that there are between 10,000 and 25,000 left worldwide.