20 Animals That Are Likely to Be Extinct Soon

Hooded seals

Hooded seals are found only in small areas of the North Atlantic and are heavily hunted. The seal is known for its unique nasal cavity located at the top of his head, which inflates and deflates while swimming. The campaign also inflates when it feels threatened, attracts mates and symbolizes health and higher status. These huge animals can weigh up to 900 pounds and measure 8 feet long.

Tree Kangaroo

These marsupials live in the rainforests of New Guinea and Queensland, and as the name suggests, are members of the family of kangaroos that live in trees. Hunting and deforestation have reduced the strength of these amazing creatures to 1%.

Bearded vultures

These beautiful birds inhabit the Everest, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Bearded vultures were almost eradicated in the last century due to fears of attacks to lambs and children, and now, the WWF estimates that there are only 10,000.


Also known as the Mexican salamander, these little odd amphibians inhabited several lakes in Central America, including Lake Xochimilco in Mexico City. Since 2010, the strange creatures have been critically endangered and in a study in 2013 failed to find any salamanders in the wild.

Saiga antelope

The saiga antelope is found critically endangered. Inhabiting the Eurasian steppe, including Dzungaria and Mongolia. This incredible creature that seems alien, has an uncanny nose is extremely flexible and helps filter out the dust raised by the flock in migration. Hunting and habitat loss mean that there are only a few thousand of these strange animals.


The olm lives in the caves of Central and Southeastern Europe and is one of the few that is completely aquatic amphibians. They eat, sleep and grows underwater. Lives its entire life in complete darkness. The Elm has never developed eyes and instead has incredible senses of hearing and smell. Water pollution has led to its downfall.

Langur Chato

David Attenborough once said that these wonderful monkeys are like "elves."  It is found in Asia, at a height of up to 13,000 feet. These primates with a short stump for nose are rarely seen. These strange monkeys have become critically endangered because of deforestation.


The world population of gharial crocodile is thought to number less than 235, most of which are in the Indian subcontinent. These beasts are 20 feet long weighing 350 pounds and dominated all major river systems, as their long, slender jaws makes them agile in hunting and eating fish. Overfishing by humans has been reduced the strength of this animal to 2%.

Proboscis Monkey

This strange kind of monkey found only on the island of Borneo, is known for his enormous belly and nose. These features gave it the nickname "Dutch monkey" after the Indonesians said the Dutch settlers who arrived on the island had great guts like these monkeys. The population of these monkeys was reduced by 50% in the last 40 years as a result of deforestation.


Irrawaddy dolphins

The Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas of South and Southeast Asia. These animals are known for their domed forehead and short beak, giving them a much stranger look from other dolphins appearance. Recent studies put their numbers at 77, citing overfishing as the main threat.

Coconut crabs

Coconut crabs are the greatest example of arthropods in the world, weighing up to 9 kilos. As the name suggests, the animals are known to climb trees to pick coconuts and then crush with their powerful claws. Considered a delicacy by some, these crustaceans are protected in some areas.


The Kakapo is the world's fattest parrot and due to their weight problems, the only flightless parrot. Originally from New Zealand, the European colonization of the island brought with them cats who would make Kakapo easy prey. These birds are critically endangered, with only about 128 specimens remain in some predator-free islands.


The dugong is one of only four living species of sea cows and are located in the Pacific Ocean to the east coast of Africa. These majestic giants have long been hunted for their meat and oil, leaving them in danger of extinction.

Loris elusive

The slender Loris elusive of Horton Plains has been seen only four times since 1937 and disappeared altogether from 1939-2002, raising fears that the primate was extinguished. It is located in Sri Lanka. They have big eyes giving them excellent night vision, but have also given birth to superstition. Some communities believe that the flesh of the animal can cure leprosy, and body parts can be used to ward off curses and spells.

Spider Gooty

The Gooty spider - or Poecilotheria metallica - found only in a small Indian forests of around 60 square miles. Collectors asking up to $ 500 for these arthropods of beautiful colors and this has led its population to fall significantly and are now critically endangered.


The markhor straight out of a fantasy book and it's easy to see why it is the national animal of Pakistan. His high status and incredible style surprise and they were a perfect target for trophy hunters and now there are only about 2,500 remaining.


Quokkas are very friendly marsupial found in a small corner of southwestern Australia. Their kindness partly explains why they are at risk as they have been known to approach dingos and foxes in the hope of making friends.


Known as the "giraffe zebra." The animal rose to fame during the 1800s, when they were found by British explorers - yet no one went home believing that a strange creature could be real. Today, you can only find in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and there are only 10,000 to 20,000.

The delicate natural balance is being affected by us, every day we destroy forests, burn plains, pollute the oceans and river sources, we are changing the natural habitat of most species of the world.
So much so that over 33% of known species is on the red list of endangered animals. These are just some of the amazing animals that we might never see it again unless something is done.

This makes me sad

Also, I want a pet Quokka

Basically what I got from this is that if you are an animal whose head even remotely looks like a penis, you're screwed.

I want a Tree Kangaroo. Phone Post 3.0

Gharials can fuck right off. Nightmare looking bastards

All beautiful except the spider. Fuck him.

Not my fault these dummies don't wanna fuck. Phone Post 3.0

I'll be honest, I'm not going to lose a ton of sleep over losing the coconut crab. That thing looks scary as fuck! Phone Post 3.0

I've not heard of most of these but they are cool Phone Post 3.0

That dolphin population is a shame, hope all of these make it ,I hate hearing about species going extinct. Except for the spider. ..fuck spiders Phone Post 3.0

Quokkas aren't endangered, they have an entire island to themselves where they are the only marsupial. It's the only island they've ever existed on, and they still number in their thousands there.

In general i agree with you though. I would much rather money and effort was spent on protecting endangered habitats and animals than on the whole global warming debacle.

Coconut crabs are delicious, bros. Better than lobster.

Thanks op Phone Post 3.0

Honestly, the Quokka approaches dingoes and other predators looking to make friends. And we fucking wonder why it's going extinct?

More than half these animals are classified into subspecies based on the location they live. If the same animal lives in northern and Southern Africa, they are considered two different species, but only one shows up on the endangered list. So if Southern Africa butt monkeys are endangered, then they act like the ENTIRE species is in danger when in reality the northern butt monkeys are fine. Phone Post 3.0

The Quokka is from a tiny island iff the coast of Western Australia called 'Rottnest'. It was discovered by the Dutch who named it so after finding the quokkas. (Translated is Ratsnest). I have been there plenty of times. The island has no dingoes or cats and predator control is a big deal there so I don't know where the hell these facts are coming from... They are also not in any danger of extinction as they have lived on the island in almost total seclusion for centuries without issue. They ARE extremely friendly, just good Quokka Selfie. You can stop in most places on the island, wait a few minutes and they run up to you in large numbers just to play. Seriously awesome little animals! Phone Post 3.0

quokka is pretty much asking for it. The gherrial looks like a dong attached to an alligator. Phone Post 3.0

Half of these things are ugly and only exist in the most remote areas of the world - meaning we'll never see them in real life anyway.

Fuck 'em.

The saiga antelope looks like if the Elephant Man and a Deer fucked and had a baby Phone Post 3.0