The Top 10 Most Endangered Mammals in Africa.
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Threats to these animals include uncontrolled hunting and harassment, along with drought and the extension of pastoralism.
|African Wild Dog taken by Blue Lizard Adventures|
Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus.
Threats: Diseases such as rabies alongside conflict with human activities. Population: Between 3000-5500.
|Cheetah taken at the Wilderness Volunteer Project|
|African Lion taken at our Wilderness Volunteer Programme|
Threats: Conflict with farmers, as they are poisoned to protect local livestock, another cause is the depletion of prey. Trophy hunting and habitat loss are also responsible and need addressing.
Population: 50 years ago their population was 450 000, now it is estimated at around 20 000-23 000