We've heard how the world's animals such as the tiger, black rhino, and elephant are becoming more and more endangered and becoming closer to extinction. But do we know how big the problem is?


FACTS

At the turn of the century there were 100,000 tigers, now only about 7,000 remain.


In the 1960's rhino populations were estimated at 100,000, there are now about 13,000.


In the 1930's there were over 500 million elephants - now only 600,000 exist.


Deforestation and habitat loss has caused the Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin to decline to numbers of less than 600.


Found only in China, the Giant Pandas current population stands at about 1,200 - 75% of which are thought to be in Panda reserves.

 

 





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