Well, I have read many ‘Top10’ and ‘Top20’ लेखाए here. Most of them revolve around topics like ‘Best Actor’, ‘Most Handsome Men’, ‘Prettiest Celebrities’, ‘Best Movies’, ‘Best ऐनीमे Characters’, ‘Catchiest Songs’ and so on. After today’s science class in school, I thought to make another ‘Top10’ article, but on a totally different topic – चोटी, शीर्ष 10 ENDANGERED ANIMALS. So, here’s my चोटी, शीर्ष 10 जानवर which are really awesome but unfortunately, are on the verge of being extinct.
#10. BLACK RHINOCEROS
I am not much fond of rhinos but this black one looks pretty good. These are mostly found in Africa. They weigh about 1000kg. According to World Wildlife Fund, only 5000 black rhinos are left in the world.
#9. INDIAN ELEPHANT
Now this one’s from my motherland. In India, though we worship the elephants, but at the same time elephants are killed regularly. Due to civilization, forests are being cut off and elephants are entering the villages as well as towns and are getting killed या injured. As a result, only 20 thousand Indian Elephants are left.
#8. BLUE WHALE
The world’s largest animal is also going to be extinct in near future. This huge underwater giant weighing equal to 33 adult elephants can shout in a sound of 188dB. These are dying regularly due to thermal pollution and global warming. In addition, they are killed mercilessly, till now.
Mostly found in Galapagos Island, seals are going to be extinct partly because of their own mistake. When people started coming to the island with their boats, the seals used to destroy their boats in their absence. As a punishment, they were killed and injured. In addition, some saw the seals playing in the boats and realized that they have the ability to amuse the public. Thus seals were caught and used in circuses. Very soon a time will come when seals will be found only in cartoons.
#6. HAWKSBILL TORTOISE
The Hawksbill tortoise, found in most of the oceans, is 30 to 35 inches tall. Their mouth resembles the beak या bill of a hawk bird, and thus it gets its name. They are one of the fast disappearing जानवर in the world.
#5. ROYAL BENGAL TIGER
The Royal Bengal Tiger, found in Sundarbans, West Bengal (My state!), India, is the national animal of both बांग्लादेश and India. They are hunted in large numbers द्वारा the hunters. Added to this is the destruction of the mangroves of Sundarbans due to global warming. As a result only 2500 ‘royals’ are present today.
#4. BLACK-HEADED SPIDER MONKEY
These monkeys are 1.5 feet long, but their tail is 3 feet I length! Their limbs are also longer than their body. They are found in the rainforests of Amazon. These are generally found in the upper levels of the forests and are greatly endangered.
#3 SNOW LEOPARD
One of the cutest and strongest animal I know, the snow-leopards are found in China, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Russia and 4 other countries. They live in the cold regions and feed on sheep, goats and horses. Only 6000 snow-leopards are known to be surviving presently.
#2 GALAPAGOS PENGUIN
Penguins are always cute. But these are, according to me cutest in the lot. They are only found in Galapagos Island. Unfortunately, only 2000 Galapagos penguins are left alive.
The No.1 stand had to be left empty for this amazing creature. This mammal, with scales all over its body can roll itself completely into a ball! Guess what they eat……….ants! Pangolins are found in the forests of Africa. Poachers often kill them for their valuable scales as well as flesh. About 200 thousand pangolins are estimated to be killed in the period of 2011 to 2013. Very soon, this extraordinary mammal will become extinct.
Royal Bengal Tiger
Black-headed Spider Monkey