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Just something to think about next time you throw trash out the window, start up your SUV, or accidently get pregnant with that 5th child. There are currently over 5,000 animals on the endangered species list. And the only major contribution to that number going down is most are moved from the endangered list to the extinct list.

The last time animals species were exterminated at the same rate was the dinosaurs: Most likely caused by a comet or asteroid hitting the planet. Now instead of a natural disaster or nature taking it's toll; the two legged, thumbed, walking locust is the cause.

Here's just a few:

  • Sumatran Orangutan (Indonesia)
  • Sumatran Tiger (Indonesia)
  • Lear’s Macaw (Brazil)
  • Brown Spider Monkey (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • Rancho Grande Harlequin Frog (Venezuela)
  • Panamanian Golden Frog (Panama)
  • Pygmy Three-toed Sloth (Panama)
  • Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Indonesia)
  • Golden-bellied Capuchin (Brazil)
  • Elegant Frog (Australia)
  • Orinoco Crocodile (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • Mountain Gorilla (Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Golden Mantella (Madagascar)
  • Eastern Red Colobus (Kenya)
  • Javan Rhinoceros (Indonesia, Vietnam)
  • Bonobo (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Bornean Orangutan (Indonesia, Malaysia)
  • Common Chimpanzee (Eastern and Central Africa)
  • Golden Poison Frog (Colombia)
  • Hyacinth Macaw (South America)
  • Great Green Macaw (Central America)
  • Maned Three-toed Sloth (Brazil)
  • Diana Monkey (West Africa)
  • Indian Wild Dog (Dhole) (South Asia)
  • Aye-Aye (Madagascar)
  • Indian Elephant (India and South East Asia)
  • Golden Lion Tamarin (Brazil)
  • Red Slender Loris (Sri Lanka)
  • Proboscis Monkey (Indonesia)
  • Javan Langur (Indonesia)
  • Diademed Sifaka (Madagascar)
  • Mahogany Glider (Australia)
  • Giant Otter (South America)
  • Bengal Tiger (South East Asia)
  • Mountain Tapir and Baird’s Tapir (South America)
  • Blue Poison Frog (Suriname)
  • Giant Armadillo (South America)
  • Jaguar (Central and South America)
  • Harpy Eagle (Central and South America)

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