Francesco Nardelli

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Hirola (aka Hunter's Hartebeest)

Hirola (aka Hunter's Hartebeest) The hirola antelope found in arid grassy plains in a pocket on the border between Kenya and Somalia. There are between 500 and of them left in the wild.

Vaquita

Vaquita, the world's smallest dolphin and is from the Northern Gulf of California and Mexico. There are less than 200 vaquita dolphins left in the wild and the population is declining.

This tiny Spoon-billed Sandpiper chick is the only species of bird born with a spoon shaped beak (BirdLife International).

Spoon-Billed Sandpiper

Spoon-Billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) Population: < 100 breeding pairs Threats To Survival: Trapping on wintering grounds and land reclamation.

Jamaican Rock Iguana

Red River Giant Softshell Turtle This enormous weighs 440 pounds. Unfortunately, there are only four red river giant softshell turtles left, all of which live in captivity. The animal is considered sacred by many Vietnamese

Northern Bald Ibis - There are fewer than 250 mature Northern Bald Ibises. The northern bald ibis breeds in Morocco, Turkey, and Syria. The ibis is threatened by habitat degradation and destruction, and hunting.

Gooty Tarantula (aka Metallic Tarantula)

The spider’s habitat is in Southeastern India and Sri Lanka. Habitat loss and degradation as a result of deforestation, firewood collection, and civil unrest have all contributed to the loss of this tarantula’s population.

Javan Rhino - This rhino used to be found throughout Southeast Asia, but there are about individuals living in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java.

Javan Rhino

Javan Rhino This rhino used to be found throughout Southeast Asia, but there are about individuals living in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java.

Red-crested tree rat by Lizzie Noble Fundacion ProAves. The unknown number of individuals left of this species of rat are in danger from habitat loss due to urban development and coffee cultivation.