Incredible Animals That Are Disappearing Right Before Our Eyes

From cuddly animals that littered your childhood bed to live ones you’ve probably never heard of, the heartbreaking threat of extinction is a very real prospect for more species than you can imagine. From climate change to human activity, the result will be irreversible if nothing is done to save the creatures on this list.

30. Sumatran Rhino

2018 saw the devastating loss of the last male northern white rhino, potentially signalling the end for the subspecies. The Northern White isn’t the only rhinoceros on the brink of extinction; The Sumatran rhino, the smallest of the living rhinoceros species, faces the same fate. Loss of habitat and poaching has seen the number of Sumatran rhinos dwindle to below 100 individuals (closer to 50 by some estimates).