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Most Endangered Animals in Africa

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Africa has a variety of amazing wildlife and some of which can not be found anywhere else in the world. Tragically human ravenousness is driving some species of animals in this large species to the edge of extinction. We can even now see some endangered and critically endangered species when you travel to Africa.

Several African Governments where these endangered and critically endangered species of animals live are finding a way to save them and their habitat.

Take a look at most endangered animals in Africa as of 2015, as indicated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Riverine Rabbit
riverine-rabbitRiverine Rabbits are the most endangered species in Africa and are found in parts of South Africa and it is believed that there are only 250 animals remaining in the world today. Hating, accidental deaths and habitat loss are the main threats.

Northern White Rhino (critically endangered since 1996)
Numerous wildlife specialists believe that this subspecies of white rhinoceros will get to be wiped out before the end of the next decade. Just five northern white rhinos are alive today. The northern white rhino formerly found over parts of northwestern Uganda, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Lake Chad, southern South Sudan and eastern part of Central African Republic.

Mountain Gorillas
Mountain gorillas are smallest population of subspecies of the eastern gorilla—is part in two and different people have debated about whether they might be two separate subspecies. More than half live in the Virunga Mountains, a range of extinct volcanoes that fringe the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The rest is found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Currently there are around 880 mountain gorillas in the wild. Hunting, habitat loss and human diseases have pushed these animals towards the edge of extinction and it so extreme that it was once thought the species may be terminated before the end of the twentieth century.

Black Rhinos
The black rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, found in the eastern and southern countries Africa including Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey.

There are over 4,900 black rhinos in the world today. In Africa, Poaching and habitat loss are threatening their very existence.

Ethiopian Wolf
This elegant, long-legged wolf is only found in the mountains of Ethiopia, today you won’t find more than 500 of these animals. Rabies, loss of their habitat, shooting, road killings and climate warming are pushing these animals to the edge of extinction.

If these creatures get to be terminated, it will be an irretrievable loss to the whole world and a disgrace on humankind. If you find any suspicious activity, which you think might hurt these magnificent creatures it will be wise to report to the authorities.