Rescued from the brink of extinction during the 1980s, just 17 of the last red wolves were captured to ensure their survival in captivity. Now sitting at just 100 red wolves, this species is still on the critically endangered list, which is under continued threat due to deforestation.
Experts estimate that only 10 Vaquitas were in existence at 2010. This means that this mammal is among the most critically endangered and the rarest in the world. Efforts to ensure its survival have been unsuccessful to date, but we hope that the ingenuity of this species will survive the constant threats against it.