Endangered species are animals that are threatened by extinction. This can happen due to two main reasons, one is the loss of habitat and the other one is the loss of genetic variation. Loss of habitat happens naturally, for example, dinosaurs lost their habitat almost 65 million years ago. The hot and dry climate of the cretaceous period changed very fast and the dinosaurs were unable to adapt to the new cool habitat, they became endangered and then extinct. Unfortunately, threats to animals can also be caused by human-driven actions, such as climate change and deforestation. Due to the expanding presence of humans around the world, the very existence of many animals is now threatened.
There are many animals that are classified as being on the “Red List of Threatened Species,” and this list defines the severity and the causes of the species to be threatened. All you have to do is click next to see the animals that are in danger of extinction.