List of endangered species in Vietnam
- 1 Delacour's Langur (Trachypithecus delacouri)
- 2 Black-crested Gibbon (Nomascus concolor)
- 3 Christmas Island frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi)
- 4 Great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)
- 5 Banded eagle ray (Aetomylaeus nichofii)
- 6 Vietnamese salamander (Paramesotriton deloustali)
- 7 Vietnamese leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri)
- 8 Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)
- 9 Vietnamese Pheasant (Lophura hatinhensis)
- 10 Vietnamese tree frog
- 11 False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
- 12 Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti)
- 13 References
A type of leaf-eating langur that has an unusually long and bushy tail with white hips. It is also one of the most endangered primates in the world. Only about 300 Delacour's langurs are alive today, and experts fear they could be completely extinct by 2014 if the current rate of decline continues. The monkeys are being pushed to the brink by hunting for the Chinese traditional medicine trade. Hunting has forced the animal into a few extreme strongholds, where steep limestone cliffs grant a little protection from poachers.
All black, adult females vary from yellow and beige to orange-yellow and usually have dark hair on the chest or belly; infants are yellow with no tails and long arms. Pressure from hunters is blamed for the apes effectively losing their voices. Researchers have been unable to identify the Bac Kan group as they have stopped their signature early morning songs. Males and females sing complex harmonies to mate and to mark territory.
The great hammerhead shark is a shark from the family Sphyrnidae (hammerhead sharks). The Great hammerhead shark lives in tropical and sub tropical waters worldwide. The "hammer" is used to attack whiptail rays. The Great hammerhead can be found in many aquariums (such as the Georgia aquarium). These animals need humans to keep going with conservation and stop hunting them for sharkfin soup.
Siamese crocodiles are critically endangered. These animals prefer slow moving water such as swamps, rivers, and some lakes. Siamese crocodiles are threatened because of loss of habitat, illegal capture of wild crocodiles for supply to commercial farms, and incidental capture/drowning in fishing nets and traps.
False killer whales are Oceanic dolphins that live off the coast of every continent all the way around except Antarctica. False killer whales can be found at SeaWorld Orlando, the Enoshima aquarium, Ocean Adventure, and many more (maybe).
The Indochinese tiger is also known as the Corbett's tiger. This species of tiger used to be thought as a Malayan tiger. The Indochinese tiger is the 2nd most common species of tiger. It is the species that lives in Vietnam.