Do these numbers mean anything to you? 30, 45, 60, 200, 7100
Can you match up any of the numbers to critically endangered species? These are animals that may not survive in the wild to the end of the 21st century – or anything close to it.
Lovely little Mexican vaquitas (see the video) , red wolves, Asiatic cheetahs, koalas, Grauer’s gorillas, giraffes, tuskers (elephants so mature their coveted tusks drag on the ground).
Come back for our ongoing story series on animals on the brink of extinction – and what you can do to help them, and many thousands more species, from going to “0” in the wild.