The black rhino is deemed Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Between 1960 and 1995 rhino populations dropped by a staggering 98% due to illegal rhino poaching, taking the species to the brink of extinction. Today, rhino poaching is a national crisis for South Africa.
What animal is almost extinct in Africa?
Rhino. Though the recent death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, captured headlines, most species of rhinoceros around the world are facing a similar threat. Black rhinos in Africa are particularly close to extinction, but so too is the white rhino, thanks to a marked increase in poaching.
What animal is in danger of becoming extinct?
|Common name||Scientific name||Conservation status ↓|
|Amur Leopard||Panthera pardus orientalis||Critically Endangered|
|Black Rhino||Diceros bicornis||Critically Endangered|
|Bornean Orangutan||Pongo pygmaeus||Critically Endangered|
|Cross River Gorilla||Gorilla gorilla diehli||Critically Endangered|