18 Most Endangered Animals Due to Human Activity

Our current life style is highly unsustainable and is causing numerous species to go extinct. We’ve listed the most endangered animals due to human activity.


A major decline in the population has been observed in recent years. About a century ago there was likely more than 230,000 a century ago.

Asian Elephants

The Asian elephant is threatened by the IUCN. Over the past 75 years, Asian elephant populations have declined by 50%, leaving only 20,000–40,000 in the wild.

Javan Rhinoceros

According to current updates, only 67 Javan rhinos exist in the world – making them one of the planet’s most endangered large mammal species.

Mountain Gorilla

Mountain gorillas suffer uncontrolled hunting, diseases, habitat destruction, and the effects of humans – all which has been going for years.


Presently, the tiger is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species – labelled as endangered. Allegedly only 3,500 tigers still exist in the wild.

Snow Leopards

Their population consists of between 4,080 and 6,590 individuals in the wild, although biologists are unsure. They reside in mountainous areas of central and Southern Asia.

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