The Philippine Eagle is one of the rarest Eagles in the world and is the National Bird of the Philippines. It is a critically endangered species with an estimate of only 400 pairs in population due to deforestation and illegal hunting. The Philippine Eagle is unique because of the color of its eyes and it has the widest wingspan among all forest raptors in the world. The Philippine Eagle takes 5-7 years to sexually mature, lays only 1 egg every 2 years, and can live up to 40 years but much less in the wild. The Philippine Eagle is a rare and captivating species that is essential for ecosystems and the environment. We need a collective effort to keep this species alive for future generations.
African Wild Dog
The African Wild Dog, which is located in Southern Africa, has been claimed to be one of the most endangered species in the world. The population of this species has an estimated number of only 1400 African Wild Dogs left. They are known to be quick with their feet but are sadly also quickly decreasing in population because of habitat fragmentation and poaching. This species is known to be predators and hunting dogs that come together as one big pack, which is why we should also come together as one pack to save this endangered species. With this being said, the Fifth and last animal to be featured in this collection will be the African Wild Dog.
The Sumatran Elephant, which is nestled in the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, is a subspecies of the Asian Elephant that has been identified to be rapidly decreasing in population with an estimate of only 2400 left. The Sumatran elephant is now one of the most critically endangered species in the world due to events of poaching and also because humans have been encroaching on their land. This beautiful animal is seen to be harmless to society as they keep the ecosystem of the forest healthy. To raise awareness and save this beautiful species, the third featured animal in the collection will be the Sumatran Elephant.
Cross River Gorilla
The Cross River Gorilla, which is nestled in the forests of Cameroon and Nigeria, has been identified as one of the most critically endangered species and the most endangered great ape species in the wild. It has been recently identified that the population of this species has been decreasing quickly with an estimate of only 300 Cross River Gorillas left as a result of poaching and the destruction of their homes. The Cross River Gorilla is the second featured animal in the collection.
The Sunda Tiger, which is nestled in the Sunda Islands of Indonesia, has been also identified as one of the most critically endangered species in the world. This species is now identified as critically endangered with an estimate of only 400 Sunda Tigers Left. The decrease in the population of this species is due to poaching and deforestation. With only a few of these species left, the team has taken part in this issue by raising awareness, using the Sunda Tiger as the Fourth animal featured in this collection.