Endangered Animals

Animal Range Biomes/Habitats Diet Description Class and Family Reason for endangered status

Siberian Tiger (sub-species of Tiger)

Eastern Asia  

snow-covered coniferous and deciduous forests

with dense conver


large hooved mammals

mountain goats

Cat; retracting paws, long tail, black stripes, white coat Mammalia




Snow Leopard

Russia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India Alpine; High Mountains carnivorous

wild sheep, wild boar, hares, mice, deer, marmots, and other small mammals

Cat; retracting paws, long tail, black spots, white under belly Mammalia





Caribou, Woodland

Canada Taiga, Deciduous Forest     Mammalia

Hoofed mammals


Wolf, Grey





Bear, Grizzly


Rock Iguana, Grand Cayman Blue

Grand Cayman Island, West Indies Forest

Dry evergreen forest, scrub forest

herbivores: leaves, flowers, fruit up to 5 feet long, can live 50 years, turns blue during mating season or when excited Reptilia



fewer than 5-30 left in the wild

cars, dogs, cats, habitat loss

restoration program has had some success

Wombat, Northern Hairy-nosed




Grevy's Zebra

Enchanted Learning -Zebra Print-out

California Condor            


Yangtze River Dolphin            
Assam Rabbit            

Miami Blue Butterfly

Golden Lion Tamarin            
Eastern Barred Bandicoot            
Giant Stick Insect            


Animal Range Biomes/Habitats Diet Description Class and Family Reason for endangered status
Bactrian Camel         Mammal  

Wallaby, Yellow-Footed Rock

Australia desert or dune

grassland or savannah

Cliffs and rocky ledges on mountain tops


browse and graze

grasses and leaf fall

Small kangaroo-like; average 4 feet in hiehgt. Mammalia


Waterfall Frog

Torrent Frog

Coelacanth         Fish  
Iriomote Cat         Mammal  
Abingdon Island Tortoise


Northern Right Whale


North Atlantic and North Pacific   zooplankton;

shellfish, krill

  Mammal Critically endangered

fewer than 300 left

hunted to near extinction; these whales  like to feed and breed in coastal areas, near the surface of the ocean. They are often caught in ship propellers.

Alpine Ibex

Gharial, Indian Crocodile         Reptile  

Whooping Crane

Chinese Alligator China; Yangtze River basin Subtropical

Freshwater Aquatic: Swamps, rivers, lakes and ponds

invertebrates, fish, and shelled animals Small alligator, about 5 feet, yellowish color, blunt teeth Reptile Critically endangered

Habitat loss from farming

Spotted owl

Enchanted Learning_Print-out

Canada, Mexico, Western United States Temperate forests; old-growth forests     Bird  
Wild Yak

Enchanted Learning - Yak Print-out

  tundra           Mammal  
DECIDUOUS FORESTS                  

Ethiopian Wolf


Ethiopia, Africa Mountain grasslands           Mammal  

Bald-headed Uakari

Columbia, Brazil, Peru

South America

Tropical Rainforest


        New World monkey, bald red face, short tail Mammal Vulnerable:

Habitat loss from logging, hunting, pet trade

Andean Flamingo

Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile

Andes Mountains

South America


high plateau, cold desert,

brackish water lakes

        long yellow legs, pale pinkish feathers, curved bill is yellow and black Bird Vulnerable

Human habitat invasion

mining, egg harvesting, tourism

Blue duck

Photo Credit:: New Zealand Biodiversity Website. For educational purposes only.

New Zealand Temperate forests

wetlands, rivers, streams


Habitat loss, new predator

Dwarf Water Buffalo         Mammal  

Crested Ibis

China, Japan, Korea Temperate forests,

lakes, streams,

        Crest on head and neck

white feathers, red face, black curved beak, red legs

Bird Only forty birds in the wild.

pollution, habitat loss

Exists now only in one province in China


McLomans, David. Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. New York: Walker, 2006.

Jenkins, Steve. Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals. New York: Harper Collins, 2006.

Animal Diversity Web (online). University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Accessed 3/10/07 at http://animaldiversity.org. 2006.

Photo credits:

Except where otherwise noted, all photos and illustrations are from Microsoft Clip Art, 2006.


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