Critically Endangered

What does it mean?

A Critically Endangered species is categorized as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Critically Endangered


Critically endangered species possess an extremely high risk of extinction as a result of rapid population declines of 80 to more than 90 percent over the previous 10 years (or three generations), a current population size of fewer than 50 individuals, or other factors (such as severely fragmented populations, long generation times, or isolated habitats).

Declared extinct in the wild in the 1980s

Human-based mortality (gunshots/vehicle collisions) cause for status

False reputation of being aggressive and sly

Actually skittish and shy, not a threat to humans

Fewer than 20 in the wild and about 250 under human care

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