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Raj Oberoi
Raj Oberoi

Let us include already ex tint species as a reminder to us along with these borderline victims of poachers. May be large hoardings in the area of their habitat side by side along with portraits of mother Teresa change their hearts. 

Ellen Metz
Ellen Metz

I have always wondered why zoos mainly obtain one subject, i.e., one White Antelope. Why don't they incorporate a male and a female when they initially open the exhibit? Can we imagine ourselves, alone, the only one, being in a cell or outside area. How lonely. No one to talk with in my native language. That's why I always try to have two cats, so they have someone to talk to and play with in their own way. Just my thoughts about zoos. I know we have to have them to ensure that species remain, but I'm hoping it can be done more humanely....or, uh, more animalely (new word!).

Meghan L.
Meghan L.

There is now one less to the Amur population since a female was recently mauled to death in a mating attempt at a zoo in Erie, PA. This makes me question whether these small zoos are capable of or even should have such rare animals which are on the brink of extinction. Were there no other means to impregnate the female? It's shocking, tragic and very disheartening.

Billy Ray
Billy Ray

Man is the worlds most insane predator, always has been & always will be. Some people need to be culled.

Timothy Koenig
Timothy Koenig

The Orangutan reminds me of someone I know!  :)

Katie P.
Katie P.

Beautiful animals! Does anyone know a way to help save these animals so they don't become extinct? I would love to help!

LON BUSH
LON BUSH

Very interesting and beautiful pictures!

karen m.
karen m.

The sad thing is, the next time we hear about these beautiful creatures, us humans will have found a way to put them on the " recently extinct" list. We seem to find ways to destroy the beautiful things on this delicate planet of ours!

Joanne Oldershaw
Joanne Oldershaw

Remember Tigers eat their young; especially on Boxing Day!  Have a Merry Christmas to every nation!

Biju Toha
Biju Toha

We should aware on them , Really they are history for us . I know at largest  mangrove forest Sundarban in Bangladesh has many of them . 

Andrew Soon
Andrew Soon

Absolutelt stunning... and how close we are to losing them if we don't stop our reckless behavior now.

Richmond Acosta
Richmond Acosta

My father said, when he was young there were Philippine crocodiles near their house as well as other animals like the Philippine deer, rufous hornbills and even crab-eating macaque. Now there is no forest left and all the land around thir town were converted to ricefields. What is worse, my father said they cannot plant any crops anymore other than rice because the soil has been so used up that it only support rice.

Tony Easton
Tony Easton

What an absolutely gorgeous creature this Amur Leopard is...the human race must be insane endangering species like this!!


Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair

You forgot about the Northern White Rhino - only 8 left in the world

Shay Dodds
Shay Dodds

Awesome portraits! Really captures the personality to each species.  

Syed Shahid
Syed Shahid

thank you national geographic i want your work


Syed Shahid
Syed Shahid

i love national geographic this is very good chenal big nolige


Brendan Vaill
Brendan Vaill

Can't stop progress. Humans are by far the most important species on the planet and animals must either live to serve us or be exterminated. 

robbie butler
robbie butler

domesticate some of these anmals pet tigers would be possible

Isabella Chowra
Isabella Chowra

Although isn't the Northern Bald Ibis thought to be extinct once again? Or to be non-breeding at least?

Katie Chan
Katie Chan

No mention of the bees which are dying from many factors

John Sargent II
John Sargent II

Are unicorns real? YES!...but they are not as we have imagined them...they are fat & grey & we call them Rhinos!

Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig

No mention of the maui dolphin or vaquita porpoise? 

Linda Ward Kirkendale
Linda Ward Kirkendale

It is a beautiful lil' creature and a awful tragedy if this species is being decimated.  Really what is happening on our planet, to our wildlife.  Do we not all recognize that we will have these kinds of things happening to our species if we don't take care of our world.

Christine Dell'Amore
Christine Dell'Amore

@Katie P. Thanks Katie! Check out the websites of some of the big conservation groups: WWF, Conservation International, Nature Conservancy are a few.

Larry Downs
Larry Downs

@Richmond Acosta about 3 years ago, I believe there was a small deer with spots found on Negros... might that be the deer that was father was missing?

frances Coburn
frances Coburn

@Brendan Vaill Rubbish. We are part of an ecosystem, and we are skewing it out of balance to the point where it will no longer be able to support us. Far from being the most important, we are the most dangerous and voracious for the planet. Go and do some reading.

Roz DeKett
Roz DeKett

@Katie Chan bees are not even close to extinct -- the photographed animals here are critically rare, only a handful left; that's the point of this set of photos.

Christine Dell'Amore
Christine Dell'Amore

@Daniel Craig These are important species too! We chose ten to highlight in this gallery, but no means are they the only critically endangered species. There are over 2,000.

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