Endangered before we knew about them! The Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey is endemic to Northeastern Vietnam, where there are fewer than 200 left. Heavy poaching and the destruction of habitat have diminished this monkey’s population.
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.
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.