Why are so many animals endangered?

By Skyler Berry, Age 9, Helping Ninja

Did you know that there are now a total of 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction.

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Did you know?

A species is classified as endangered when its population has declined between 50 and 70 percent and as when its population is restricted to less than 250 mature individuals. Animals Around The Globe

Did you know?

Great White sharks are killed and eat their shark dance, but they banned food and made them and made them protected species. 

Did you know the Ganges river dolphin found in Nepal & India is is nearly blind ? They have to use sound signals to get their food.  They are endangered. Pollution & construction on river — it reduces the areas they can live in. 

The reason that Blue Whale is close to extinction because of whaling.

Underwater photo of a Pygmy Blue Whale

Did you know there are less than 10,000  red pandas? They are endangered because they are threatened by poaching as well as destruction and fragmentation of habitat due to deforestation.

Did you know that there are only 7500 sumatran orangutans? They are endangered because of lost of habitat.