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Asiatic lion

Asiatic lion numbers low but are growing

In Asia, lions once roamed over Mesopotamia, the Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan. Now Gujarat, India seems to be the only area where Asiatic lions are protected, and thus survive. Highly endangered, only a few hundred are thought to still exist in the wild. These numbers are barely enough to ensure genetic diversification or to …

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Snow leopard

Snow Leopards face numerous threats

Often silent and stealthy–living in mountainous terrain–Snow Leopards are referred to as ghosts by locals. The big cat lives mostly above 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) in the countries of Mongolia, Siberia, Western China, India, Uzbekistan, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. In the 30 years before 2017, snow leopards were considered endangered by …

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Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian Devils helped by Devil Ark program

It has been a long struggle for the Tasmanian devil. Besides having a bad reputation for savage ferocity, the marsupial has had to contend with disease, dingoes, vehicles, and concerns related to other endangered animals. Once native to Australia, the Tasmanian Devil is thought to have been extinct for at least three thousand years on …

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Forest elephant family

Forest elephants critically endangered

African elephants were once thought to be one species. But recently, scientists have seen that the two species diverged 1.2 million years ago. Both are endangered, but the little-known African forest species is critically so. The two African species differ in size. Male forest elephants are smaller, 2.35 metres (7.7 ft) high as opposed to …

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