Javan Rhino: Critically endangered, with fewer than 80 individuals in Java, Indonesia. Threatened by habitat loss and poaching.
Amur Leopard: One of the most endangered big cats, around 100 remaining in the Russian Far East and China. Faces threats from habitat destruction, poaching, and prey depletion.
Kakapo: Critically endangered flightless parrot in New Zealand, with around 200 individuals. Conservation efforts focus on habitat protection and breeding programs.
Northern White Rhino: On the brink of extinction, only two individuals remain. Poaching and habitat loss led to their decline; intensive conservation efforts, including in vitro fertilization, are underway.
Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle: Critically endangered, only three confirmed alive. Found in China and Vietnam, facing threats from habitat destruction, water pollution, and hunting.
Pinta Island Tortoise: Declared extinct in the wild after Lonesome George's death in 2012. Once native to the Galápagos Islands, invasive species and habitat changes led to their demise.
Angel Shark: Critically endangered shark in the Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Rapid population decline due to overfishing, habitat degradation, and accidental capture. Conservation efforts focus on habitat protection and monitoring.