There are many endangered animals today. This means that their species is dying fast within a certain period of time. This usually refers to hundreds of these animals getting killed for a number of reasons and this is taking place within about 10 years. The most endangered animal today is the amur leopard. With its spots on its fur, many people like to make fur coats and wraps from its fur.
This causes poachers and hunters to avidly go after these animals and kill them to make money for their fur. Today, less than one hundred of these animals exist both in the wild and in captivity. People and animal rights groups have tried to save this animal ever since it was deemed endangered in 1996.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is considered to be one of, if not the most endangered species in the world. It is officially listed as an endangered species but it wasn't always. For a quite a long while, this particular woodpecker was listed as extinct, until it was spotted in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005.
Now it is categorized as critically endangered, but there is some question as to if the bird spotted is still alive. Ivory-billed woodpeckers are one of the largest breeds of woodpeckers, and native to forests in the Southeast United States. These areas also happened to be popular for logging and deforestation in the 1800s, destroying the rare birds' habitats.