Animals Close To Extinction Due To Hunting

These are some endangered species which are still being hunted. Read More.



Lions are classified as “vulnerable,” which is one degree better than endangered. In the last 20 years, they have declined by 30 to 50%, most of this due to industrial encroachment.



The rhino is still poached (illegal) for its horn, which is fashioned into a dagger hilt, or ground into powder and consumed for various pseudo-medical properties.



In America, Grizzly Bear are present in Yellowstone Valley, northwest Montana, and Alaska, but most hunters take specimens in Canada where they are much smaller. There are conservation efforts to preserve the subspecies, but they currently number 71,000 in the wild and are decreasing due almost entirely to hunting.



The cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth, sprinting 70 to 75 miles per hour for over 500 yards at a time. They are not particularly dangerous to humans, since they see humans as a predator, not prey, and keep their distance. They are classified as “vulnerable”.



They have been the center of debate among the five nations which claim land in the Arctic: USA, Russia, Norway, Denmark, and Canada.Today, there are about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears left in the wild, and they are absolutely illegal to hunt in Norway, but the other four nations permit the indigenous Arctic peoples to hunt them for subsistence, as they have done for centuries.

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