Chased by collectors and offered in luxury restaurants.
Wanted by zoos andprivate collectors. Thereare only 600 left in thehumid Africanmountains.
Used by Zoos and wantedfor their skin. Only 1.000left in the World.
The extinction of at least 500 species of animals has been caused by man, most of them in this century. Today there are about 5,000 endangered animals and at least one species dies out every year. There are probably many more which become extinct without anyone knowing
The first step towards saving animals is to learn as much as possible about them. If we know where and how they live, and what they need to survive, then it will be easier to help them. Sometimes we forget that we have quite a number of endangered animals in our own country that need protection.