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don;t you think it is a goat


BTW thats King Cheetah thing I found out why I knew nothing about it or ever heard of it! ((I know every and everything about big cats)) It's because they are very rare to be born anyway!

For years, strangely marked skins from cheetahs have come out of Africa, as well as reports of a strangely-marked giant cheetah. In 1975, in Kruger Park, South Africa, cryptozoologists Paul and Lena Bottriell observed and photographed a king cheetah. It was larger than a normal cheetah, and had strange blotchy markings on its body. They were able to obtain mounted specimens of these creatures to study.

At first, people felt that this new animal was a hybrid cheetah-leopard cross. Some king cheetahs were captured, and genetic tests done on them determined that this was false. The unusual coat pattern was caused by a recessive allele (gene), which was known as the "tabby gene", because the same gene in domestic cats controls the tabby markings on them. King cheetahs are the same species, and can interbreed with normal cheetahs and produce fertile young of both types. King cheetahs can breed with each other and produce fertile young of both sexes. And king cheetahs can be born to a normal cheetah pair. The king cheetah is not a subspecies of cheetah, but unusually marked indivuduals within a population. The king cheetah turns up in clumps within populations, and are widespread throughout Africa.

In 1981, in the DeWildt cheetah center in South Africa, a "king" cheetah was born. It was the first king cheetah born in captivity. They have the same body structures as a normal cheetah, but the markings are bigger and all the spots are connected in a blotchy pattern. This new mutation is giving biologists hope, as they believe that such mutations may mean that the cheetah is beginning to regain some genetic diversity. Such mutations rarely exist in the wild, but they have been seen.
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Pudu

The Pudu is considered to be the world's smallest deer and is found in Argentina and Chile in South America.
Due to overhunting and habitat loss to agriculture and livestock, the Southern Pudu has been classified as endangered.


Amur Leopard

With less than 40 individuals left in the wild, Amur leopards are now critically endangered. Poaching for their skins continues to be a threat as well as diminished food supply due to unregulated hunting.


Orangutan

Habitat destruction due to commercial logging and forest clearance for agriculture is the greatest threat to the orangutan. This great ape is also threatened by hunting from farmers in retaliation for crop destruction.
The greatest threat to the orangutan is the disappearance of their lowland forest habitats due to logging and forest clearance for agriculture.


Tiger

Habitat loss and fragmentation due to forest clear-cutting combined with poaching for skins and body parts have greatly reduced tiger populations in the wild. The tiger is one of the most threatened species on Earth. It is estimated that as few as 5,000 � 7,000 tigers remain in the wild.


Snow Leopard

Due to a dramatic decline over the last decade, snow leopard populations are now almost as diminished as those of the tiger.
Diminished food supply due to unregulated hunting, the illegal trade of coveted snow leopard pelts and human encroachment into their habitat are all factors leading to their decline.


Sea Turtle

About 250,000 loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles are accidentally caught and killed each year in fishing gear.
Bycatch is an ongoing, worldwide issue; hundreds of thousands of marine turtles are caught annually in shrimp trawls, on long-line hooks and in illegal fishing nets. The illegal trade in turtle meat, shells and eggs is an ongoing threat to the survival of sea turtles.


Panda Bear

Giant pandas are one of the world�s most threatened species � as few as 1,600 remain in the wild and face continual threats to their survival.
Habitat loss and fragmentation due to clear-cutting of forests for agriculture, timber and fuel wood have destroyed over 50% of the bamboo forests that make up the giant panda's home.


Orca Whale

Despite a global freeze on commercial whaling since 1986, seven of the world�s 13 great whales, as well as orcas, remain endangered today.


Asian Elephant

Fewer than 33,000 Asian elephants still roam wild, and these populations are living in mostly small and isolated, fragmented landscapes.
Fragmented and diminished habitat due to logging and the conversion of forest to farmland for growing crops has isolated Asian elephant populations. The poaching of Asian elephants for their hides, meat and tusks remains a serious problem in many countries.


Arctic Fox

Melting sea ice, due to climate change, means Arctic foxes have a shorter hunting season and limited access to their food supply, leading to malnutrition and starvation.


Polar Bear

Fewer than 25,000 polar bears remain in the wild and some populations, such as Canada's western Hudson Bay polar bears, are facing extinction in this century.
Unfortunately today, polar bears are threatened by climate change, melting sea ice, starvation and toxic pollution.
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Woah I thought Tasmanian Devil were already extinct! Isn't there like 55 Lynx left? We need to stop killing these guys...
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!I love animals! Our lives wouldn't be complete with out them thats why i care for them! Here's a picture of my 6 month old wolf-sable pomeranian named Merci!


so cute.....
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Posted 4/13/09 , edited 4/13/09
another updated list of endangered animals..

10 of the Most Endangered Animals
By greenexpander ⋅ September 18, 2007

The extinction of at least 500 species of animals has been caused by man, most of them in this century. Today there are about 5,000 endangered animals and at least one species dies out every year. The number is rapidly growing, some species becoming endangered without most of us even knowing it. Their value is of utter importance, since they are responsible for a variety of useful medications. The first step towards saving animals is to learn as much as possible about them. So here is a look at some of the most endangered species of animals around the world:


1. Greater Horseshoe Bat - There are fourteen species of bat in Britain and all of them are endangered. The greater horseshoe bat is one of the rarest. There are currently 35 recognised maternity and all-year roosts and 369 hibernation sites. Current estimates range between 4,000 and 6,600 individuals. They have also suffered from the use of insecticides (poisonous chemicals sprayed on to crops to kill harmful insects) which have deprived the bats of their insect food.

2. Siberian Tiger - It is highly endangered and there may be fewer than 200 in the wild, probably all in special nature reserves. The are hunted because a poacher can feed his family for a year on the proceeds of just one tiger kill.

3. Loggerhead Turtle - This threatened reptile lives in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Black Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The turtle was once intensively hunted for their meat and eggs, but its fat was also used in the cosmetic industry. Many of these animals die annually caught in the fishing nets of crabfishers. In Turkey, hotels have been built right on its breeding sites.

4. White Tailed Fish Eagle - Before man experimented with the use of pheromones, this spectacular bird of prey was much more numerous than it is today. They have also been hunted by shepherds and gamekeepers that considered them a threat to their sheep or birds. With intense conservation actions, the populations in eastern Europe recovered, recovery plans are aimed at colonizing some traditional breeding areas in Europe.

5. Mandarin Duck - This bird can be seen Britain, but its native home is across eastern Asia, in Russia, China, Korea and Japa. Worldwide population status is unknown, the current Asian population being somewhere under 20,000. Extinction of these beautiful birds is due to mainly loggers, hunters and poachers. Known predators include mink, raccoon dog, otters, polecats, eagle owls and grass snakes.

6. Lion-Tailed Macaque - These animals live in several areas in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Many of India’s tropical forests, the monkey’s natural habitat, have been cleared and replaced with tea and coffee plantations. As with so many mammals, currently the main threat in the wild is destruction of their habitat. Poachers have also captured baby macaques, often killing their parents in the process, for illegal export to collectors. They are considered to be the most endangered monkey, with only 400 individuals left in the wild. They are hunted for their flesh and fur.

7. Jackass Penguin - Once the most common sea-bird in in South Africa, the jackass penguin is the only penguin to be found in Africa. Because they live so far north, and in a relatively accessible region, African penguins have been particularly vulnerable to human depredation. Considering the decline in food supplies, seals now prey on the penguins instead. Oil pollution also threatens them, as does the taking of their eggs for food.

8. Mountain Gorilla - The Virunga volcanoes region in eastern Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda is the only home of the highly endangered mountain gorilla. They are frequently killed by traps and snares intended for other animals, face habitat loss and are vulnerable to many of the same diseases as humans. It depends on dense forests for survival and these are steadily being cut down to make way for crop growing and livestock grazing. Humans and gorillas are 98% genetically identical so they are also exposed to human disease. This is the most endangered of the gorilla subspecies, only about 700 mountain gorillas remain in the wild.

9. Numbat - They inhabit woodlands in Western Australia, this is the only state in which they are found in the wild. The numbat is now extinct throughout much of its range. It survives in the wild only in a small area in the southwest corner of Australia. When man introduced predatory animals such as cats, dogs and foxes, these animals ate many numbats. Their numbers are still declining since many of the areas that constituted their habitats are being cleared for farming and mining.

10. Black Footed Ferret - This is one of the most endangered mammals in North America, an animal on the edge of extinction in the wild. Loss of habitat is the primary reason black-footed ferrets remain near the brink of extinction. The remaining prairie dog colonies are small and fragmented, separated by great expanses of cropland and human development. By the year 2010, biologists hope to have 1500 ferrets established in the wild, with no fewer than 30 breeding adults in each population
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Posted 4/13/09
got some more endanger animals


Red Panda

and the flying squirrel
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Posted 4/13/09
the squirrel looks like it wa nursed at home... is it yours?
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haha no, its probably at a vet maybe some1 was taking care of it
Posted 4/17/09
I dont know some but i rly wish i could do something to save the little critters T_T "every animal is cute in its own way" ^_^
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this animal only can be find at Malaysia,truelly ENDANGERED animal..........
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this animal only can be find at Malaysia,truelly ENDANGERED animal..........


Um.... Its name is Orangutan if i'm not wrong?
I think you can found that in Indonesia which is Malaysia neighbor.
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libertyX wrote:

this animal only can be find at Malaysia,truelly ENDANGERED animal..........


Um.... Its name is Orangutan if i'm not wrong?
I think you can found that in Indonesia which is Malaysia neighbor.


yeah..u right however at Sepilok were orang utan live there was only 20-30 species left.........compare to indonesia that i dont know.....
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libertyX wrote:


Ryutai-Desk wrote:


libertyX wrote:

this animal only can be find at Malaysia,truelly ENDANGERED animal..........


Um.... Its name is Orangutan if i'm not wrong?
I think you can found that in Indonesia which is Malaysia neighbor.


yeah..u right however at Sepilok were orang utan live there was only 20-30 species left.........compare to indonesia that i dont know.....


Hehe, In Indonesia there's no survey lately and no updated data.
But according to native villagers there in kalimantan island, you can still find a lot there, around 200 species ~ maybe
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Ryutai-Desk wrote:


libertyX wrote:


Ryutai-Desk wrote:


libertyX wrote:

this animal only can be find at Malaysia,truelly ENDANGERED animal..........


Um.... Its name is Orangutan if i'm not wrong?
I think you can found that in Indonesia which is Malaysia neighbor.


yeah..u right however at Sepilok were orang utan live there was only 20-30 species left.........compare to indonesia that i dont know.....


Hehe, In Indonesia there's no survey lately and no updated data.
But according to native villagers there in kalimantan island, you can still find a lot there, around 200 species ~ maybe


that i not sure about that........maybe it true maybe it false becoz at Indonesia there no survey it hard to know that number.....
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i wan't cockroaches to be endangered... no... not endangered... to be gone rather!!!
ahaha!!! i really hate them...
and i'll get this reaction if i see them....
ahaha!!!
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