ENDANGERED SPECIES IN FOCUS

RED PANDA
The beautiful and endangered species Red Panda live in temperate climates, in deciduous and coniferous forests, usually with an under story of bamboo and hollow trees.
INDIAN WOLF
The Indian wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf and mainly found in Southwest Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. It is intermediate in size between the Tibetan and Arabian wolf.
RUSTY SPOTTED CAT
The Rusty spotted cat is the smallest wild cat found in Asia. The short fur is grey over most of the body, with rusty spots over the back and flanks, while the underbelly is white with large dark spots. The darker colored tail is thick and about half the length of the body, and the spots are less distinct.

 

GEE’S GOLDEN LANGUR
Gee's golden langur was first brought to the attention of the western world by the naturalist E.P GEE in the 1950s.It is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Also considered sacred by many Himalayan people.
BLACK BUCK
The blackbuck also known as the Indian antelope, Formerly widespread but only small, scattered herds are seen today mainly in protected areas as during the 20th century the numbers declined sharply due to excessive hunting, deforestation and habitat degradation.
GHARIALS
The Critically Endangered gharial is an unmistakable crocodile with long and thin jaws which it uses to catch fish. The males have a large, bulbous growth, known as a ‘ghara’, on the tip of their snout. and probably the most obvious difference between males and females in crocodiles family.

 

SNOW LEOPARD
The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Indian Himalayas It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list because of the declining population. The snow leopard inhabits alpine and subalpine zones at elevations from 3,000 to 4,500 m (9,800 to 14,800 ft).
GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD
The Great Indian bustard is one of rarest birds of Indian Sub continent. The Bird is found only in some parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Less than a thousand survive today and the species is threatened by hunting and loss of its habitat.
INDIAN VULTURE
The Indian vulture is an Old World vulture native to India, Pakistan and Nepal. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2002, as the population severely declined. Indian vultures died of renal failure caused by diclofenac poisoning.

 

RED HEADED VULTURE
The Red Headed vulture was widespread in India but after massive decline in number due to a veterinary drug ingested with the carcasses of livestock , this species is today critically endangered..
CLOUDED LEOPARD
Clouded Leopard the state animal of the Indian state of Meghalaya usually found resting on trees during the day but also spend time on the ground when hunting at night. The short legs with broad paws make it a great climber. It is hunted for its teeth, Bones and Skin.
LION TAILED MACAQUE
Lion Tailed Macaque is India’s endangered primate species and also ranks among the rarest and most threatened monkey, endemic to the Western Ghats of South India.

 

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