Discover how some of the world’s most amazing animals are being threatened with extinction.
What Is an Endangered Species?
An endangered species is an animal that is at risk for extinction.
Animals can become endangered for many reasons. Sometimes the animal itself is threatened and, other times, their ecosystem or habitat is threatened. Often, it’s both.
Some animals are more at risk for extinction than others, so scientists and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) developed a way to classify them!