Amazing animals under threat of extinction
These species run the risk of disappearing completely due to serious environmental threats
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In the current era, many animals are at risk of being wiped out completely. This could be due to poaching or the destruction of their natural habitats. Tragically, the last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle recently died in China. The endangered animal is a natural wonder, and even has myths and stories based on its life. Click on to discover more about Earth's at-risk animals.
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