What does it mean?

A Endangered species is categorized as very likely to become extinct in the near future, either worldwide or in a particular political jursidiction.



Animals that are considered Endangered have an increased risk of extinction because of a sudden and rapid decrease in population or a loss of its critical habitat. In many cases, loss of habitat is due to humans destroying natural habitats to make room for roads, houses, businesses or other types of industry.

Endangered due to habitat loss/fragmentation, road mortality, agricultural machinery mortality, predators, poaching, invasive plants, degraded water quality, emerging diseases.

Grow to between 5.5 and 7.9 inches in straight carapace length.

50% decline in population over past 20 years

2,500 left in wild

Habitat loss/fragmentation, illegal trade, exploitation of forest resources, disease, climate change

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