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Close to extinction: 35 critically endangered animals

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 36: This image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a black-footed ferret. September marks the 30th anniversary of the rediscovery of black-footed ferrets more than two years after they had been declared extinct. The black-footed ferret now is one of the most successful examples of species reintroduction anywhere, with wild populations thriving from Canada to Mexico.(

Wildlife continues to bear the brunt of man’s greed as more and more animals are pushed to the verge of extinction by the senseless activities of humans. While a large number of animals have already gone extinct, many more are on the threshold of extinction due to habitat loss, poaching activities and natural causes. Let’s take a look at 35 species of animals that face imminent threat of disappearance from the face of Earth. 

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