Top 15 Very Critically Endangered Species Found in India

India is filled with endangered species of animals, while some of these species are critically endangered due to poaching, illegal hunting,deforestation habitat destruction and loss of prey. Here is the list of top 15 very critically endangered species found in India, Humpback mahseer, Elvira rat,White bellied heron,Sispara day gecko,Common Sawfish,Wayanad Mahseer, Rameshwaram parachute spider,Bengal florican,White rumped vulture,Siberian crane and Red headed vulture. 10 Most Endangered Wild Animal Species of India

Great Indian Bustard

The Great Indian Bustard

Great Indian Bustard only occurs in the Thar desert of Indian Subcontinent and among the heaviest of the flying birds in the world. Indian bustard is species is critically endangered because of loss of its habitat and hunting.



Gharial is one of three crocodilians native to India, inhabited only few major river systems of the Subcontinent. The fish eating crocodile is the longest of all living crocodilians and found in National Chambal Sanctuary.

Forest Owlet

Forest Owlet is a critically endangered species of Owlet, endemic to the forests of central India. This species population is very low and only found in small number of localities in shrinking forests of India.

Pygmy Hog


Pygmy Hog is the smallest member of wild pig and now only found in the protected area of Assam. The species is the sole representative of Porcula and about 150 individuals or fewer are left in the wild.

Indian Vulture


Indian Vultures are listed as critically endangered, now only breed on high human-made structures in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Indian vulture along with the white-rumped vulture and slender-billed vulture died of renal failure caused by diclofenac poisoning.

Ganges Shark

Ganges River Shark is a species of requiem shark found in Brahmaputra River and Ganges River of India. This species is one of the least known marine animal of India and confused with common bull shark.

Anaimalai Flying Frog

Anaimalai Flying Frog also known as false Malabar gliding frog, endemic to the Anaimalai Hills of Western Ghats. Now these frogs have only been found in the Indira Gandhi National Park in India.

Peacock Tarantula


Peacock Tarantula is one of the most beautiful species of tarantula, found in the deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh. This species is currently found in a single location and very aggressive tarantula in nature with strong venom.

Bengal Florican


Bengal Florican is a large grassland bird native to the Indian subcontinent. This bustard species is listed as critically endangered and only fewer than 1,500 individuals left in the wild.

Amboli Toad

Amboli Toad species of frog is endemic to the Western Ghats of India and one of the new frog species discovered in 2009. Its a medium-sized toad, occurs on the ground in forest and plantations area.

Jeypore Ground Gecko

Jeypore Ground Gecko is one of the least known species of gecko found in the Eastern Ghats of Odisha. The species was considered extinct but rediscovered in 2010 and listed critically endangered species of gecko.

Northern River Terrapin

Northern River Terrapin is a large terrapin species, native to Southeast Asia. The river terrapin is the largest freshwater and brackwater turtles found in India.

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

Namdapha Flying Squirrel is one of rare and nocturnal flying squirrel, found only in northeastern states of India. This species is listed as critically endangered and only found in the Namdapha National Park of Arunachal Pradesh.

Malabar Large Spotted Civet


Malabar Large Spotted Civet is the member of viverrid family and one of the 6 known species of Civet found in India. The Malabar civet is the largest species listed as Critically Endangered and endemic to the Western Ghats of India.

Himalayan Brown Bear


Himalayan Brown Bear is a subspecies of the brown bear, found in northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and in Nanda Devi National Park of Uttarakhand and have become critically endangered.

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