Vanishing Wildlife: 9 Endangered Species of America

May 3rd, 2024


Sadly, many iconic American species face extinction. Let's learn about them and how we can make a difference.

Habitat loss, vehicle strikes. Only a few hundred remain in the wilds of Florida.

1: Florida Panther

Hunting habitat loss. Once on the brink, captive breeding programs offer a glimmer of hope.

2: Red Wolf

Disease, prairie dog decline (their prey). The prairie dog is one of North America's most endangered mammals.

3: Black-Footed Ferret

Habitat loss, collisions with power lines. Conservation brought them back from a mere 21 birds.

4: Whooping Crane

Entanglement in fishing debris habitat disturbance. Only about 1500 individuals left.

5: Hawaiian Monk Seal

Nesting habitat loss, bycatch in fishing gear. The most endangered of all sea turtles.

6: Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Habitat loss and vehicle strikes. The number of these small spotted cats in the US is down to fewer than 100.

7: Ocelot

Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Only around 350 of these majestic whales remain.

8: North Atlantic Right Whale

Lead poisoning, habitat loss. Intensive conservation helped them recover from just 22 birds.

9: California Condor