There are now over 41,000 species on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List. Over 16,000 are threatened with extinction. The ICUN is recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of animal and plant species. Perhaps the most alarming fact is the numbers are up from 16,118 last year including both endangered animals and endangered plants.
A few of these actually have some of the characteristics of people, so they may be your favorite choice for… “Save This Animal NOW!” Check out #3… have you ever seen a BumbleBee Bat?
1. The Proboscis Monkey
Big noses may be the latest fashion and beauty trend taking the Internet by storm. But really, how do you deal with a honker like that? Unfortunately these amazing animals are in grave danger of extinction primarily due to a shrinking habitat.