The animal: Hamsters, whales and lemurs will soon disappear

On the verge of extinction was a hamster, Northern smooth whales and almost a third of lemur species. This was reported by representatives of the International Union for conservation of nature (IUCN).

May disappear in 30 years, the European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), as in four times slower reproduction of the species in comparison with the past century. Also under the threat of extinction of 33 species of lemurs because of deforestation and hunting in Africa and Madagascar.

in addition, the population of the Northern smooth whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in 2011 decreased by 11%, leaving less than 250 Mature individuals. They are dying because of the nets, collisions with ships and reduce the rate of reproduction.

the Number of species listed in the Red book, has exceeded 120 thousand and $ 120 372.

BREAKING NEWS: The Red List has been updated, surpassing 120,000 species. Find out the latest news on lemurs and the completed African primate reassessment, plus the North Atlantic Right Whale, European Hamster and world’s most expensive fungus:

— IUCN Red List (@IUCNRedList) July 9, 2020

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