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35 Endangered Animals You Need to Know About (and How You Can Help Them)

Listen up: These animals need our protection. Scientists at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), use four different categories to measure exactly how close a species is to extinction. These categories include: vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, and extinct in the wild. Sadly, every animal on this list falls somewhere in that range.

There are plenty of ways you can help to protect these animals. One of the best ways to start is by protecting the earth that we share. Simple ways to do this include buying sustainable products (like ones made without palm oil), cutting back on single-use plastics, reducing water consumption and volunteering at you at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near you. If you want to know more about what you can do for these rare creatures, visit the World Wildlife Fund for more information.