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  • Common names: scalloped hammerhead, bronze hammerhead shark, kidney-headed shark
    Scientific name: Sphyrna lewini
    Size: 370 to 420 cm
    Weight: 150 kg (330 lb)
    Population: unknown (in decline)
    Distribution: warm and temperate seas, near continents, islands, and seamounts
    Issues: overexploitation, unintentional catches (bycatch)
    IUCN Red List Status: endangered

  • Common name: Grandidier’s Baobab
    Scientific name: Adansonia grandidieri
    Height: 30 meters
    Diameter: 7.5 meters
    Population: The famous “Avenue of the Baobabs” has less than 30 trees, and about 20 to 25 more are scattered in the area.
    Distribution: In central western Madagascar
    Issue: Slow reproduction, overexploitation for its seeds, its fruits and its oil, fire, seed predation, climate change, habitat degradation, isolation
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

  • Common name: Weedy Seadragon
    Scientific name: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
    Length: 45 centimeters
    Population: Unknown
    Distribution: Off Australia’s south coast and around Tasmania’s shores
    Issues: Habitat degradation, excessive collection
    IUCN Red List status: Near threatened

  • Common name: Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey
    Scientific name: Rhinopithecus avunculus
    Length: 51 to 65 centimeters, with a tail of 66 to 92 centimeters
    Weight: 14 kg (31 lbs.) for males, 8.5 kg (19 lbs.) for females
    Population: 250 individuals, maybe more
    Distribution: In plains and mountains of tropical rainforests in northern Vietnam
    Issues: Habitat degradation and destruction, overexploitation for traditional medicine (not for gastronomy)
    IUCN Red List status: Critically endangered

  • Common names: Banteng, tembadau
    Scientific name: Bos javanicus
    Length: 2 meters long and about 1.6 meter high at the withers (part where the neck joins the back)
    Weight: 400 to 900 kg (880 to 2,000 lbs.)
    Population: Between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals
    Distribution: Scattered in small populations in Southeast Asia – Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
    Issue: Habitat destruction caused by the extension of agricultural lands, overhunting and illegal hunting, competition with other domesticated species
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

  • Common name: Gunnison Sage-grouse
    Scientific name: Centrocercus minimus
    Length: 44 to 51 cm for males, 32 to 38 cm for females
    Weight: 990 to 2,400 kg (2 to 5.2 lbs.)
    Population: Approximately 4,400 individuals
    Distribution: Mainly in Colorado and in Utah, in United States
    Issue: Habitat degradation, fragmentation and destruction, genetic isolation of the populations
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

  • Common name: Maned Wolf
    Scientific name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
    Length: 125 to 130 cm
    Weight: 20 to 23 kg (4.5 to 5 lbs.)
    Population: Estimated in 2005 at approximately 23,600 individuals
    Distribution: In grasslands and shrub forests in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina
    Issue: Habitat destruction, population isolation, illnesses caused by domestic dogs
    IUCN Red List status: Near threatened

  • Common name: Orinoco Crocodile
    Scientific name: Crocodylus intermedius
    Length: 5 meters (can reach up to 7 meters)
    Weight: 380 kg (840 lbs.) for males, 200 kg (440 lbs.) for females
    Population: Between 250 and 1,500 individuals in the wild
    Distribution: In the Orinoco River, in Colombia and in Venezuela
    Issue: Severe population fragmentation (isolation), overexploitation – for their meat, their teeth (for their believed medicinal properties) and their eggs
    IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered

  • Common names: Dhole, Indian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog
    Scientific name: Cuon alpinus
    Length: 90 to 115 cm, tail is 45 cm
    Weight: 10 to 25 kg (22 to 55 lbs.)
    Population: Unknown but estimated to be declining
    Distribution: In several countries in central, southern, eastern and southeastern Asia
    Issue: Depletion of prey base, habitat destruction, persecution by humans, illnesses
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

  • Common name: Andean Cat
    Scientific name: Leopardus jacobita
    Length: 57 to 64 centimeters
    Weight: 5.5 kg (12 lbs.)
    Population: Less than 2,500 individuals
    Distribution: In High Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina
    Issues: Overhunting, depletion of prey base, habitat destruction and fragmentation
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

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