The 8 Critically Endangered Species of Mammals Left in The Wild

As per the recent survey by the National Geogrpahy channel we human are actually helping the wild animal species extinction happening 1,000 times faster. There are only few critically endangered species of wild animals are left the wild parks of India and world, Indian Cheeta, pink-headed duck and Indian Aurochs are few in the list of 5 extinction wild animals in India.

Pygmy Hog

pygmy hog are the smallest,rarest and most highly specialized member of the wild pig found in the wild forest of India, It found in the foothill plains of the Himalaya, live in tall, dense grasslands that have a mixture of shrubs and trees. The world population is about 150 in the wild of this critically endangered species of wild pig.

Kashmir Stag

Kashmir stag is the largest of the Himalayan ungulates and most endangered sub-species of Red deer in the world. It is also called as Hangul is one of the two races of the Red Deer which are found in this Indian sub-continent, lives in dense riverine forests, high valleys, and mountains of the Kashmir valley and in the Dachigam National Park.

Himalayan Wolf


Himalayan Wolf are the very wild and roam remote wilderness of the Himalayan Mountains and a subspecies of the gray wolf. Indian Himalayan wolf are only spotted in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Nicobar Shrew

Nicobar Shrew are one of the most endangered species of mammal in the Soricidae family along with Jenkins’ shrew and Andaman shrew. Nicobar Shrew is endemic to the Nicobar Island of India and a nocturnal and semi fossorial species lives among leaf in tropical moist deciduous forest.

Elvira Rat

Elvira Rat is a species of rodent family found in the subtropical or tropical dry shrubland of India only. Kondana soft-furred rat is another species of rodent fall in the category of critically endangered species who are facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sumatran rhinos are the smallest living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino with two horns,once occurred from the foothills of the Himalayas in north-eastern India. Sumatran Rhinoceros are declared extinct in India and now only six substantial populations in the wild four on Sumatra, one in Borneo and one in the Malay Peninsula.

Namdapha Flying Squirrel


Namdapha flying squirrel is rarely seen species of flying squirrel found only in the Namdapha National Park,the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh. Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence and area of occupancy.

Malabar Large Spotted Civet


Malabar civet is one of the rarest and most threatened mammals of the Western Ghats and pushed to the brink of extinction by hunting and habitat loss.The endemic to the Western Ghats of India has population of fewer than 250 or less disturbed in the South Malabar.

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