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The wildlife of India is varied and one of the richest wildlife of the world. The wildlife of India is having the several endangered species that are living critically in India that too in the verge of extinction.

The endangered species of the Indian Wildlife are identified by the different international organizations like World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). There are many reasons that caused extinction in India. The reasons are:
the loss of the species in the biological entity
destabilization of an ecosystem
endangerment of other species
loss of irreplaceable genetic material and associated bio-chemicals
India is so varied and rich in the wildlife as it holds 400 species of mammals and 1200 species of birds. There are about 80 National Park and 400 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The National Parks in India are giving their best support in the conservation of these endangered species such as Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephants, Indian Rhinos, Siberian Crane, leopards and lions.

The lists of endangered species are categorized into certain categories like: Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Vulnerable (VU) and Threatened. This classification of animals is done by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in the year 2004.

There are many such unique varieties of the animals that have been kept in the National Parks and the Wildlife Sanctuaries

The animals which are listed under the Critically Endangered are
• Jenkin's Shrew
• Malabar Large Spotted Civet
• Namdapha Flying Squirrel
• Pygmy Hog
• Salim Ali's Fruit Bat
• Sumatran Rhinoceros
• Wroughton's Free Tailed Bat

The animals which are listed under the Endangered Species are
• Asiatic Lion
• Asiatic Black Bear
• Desert Cat
• Great Indian Rhinoceros
• Indian Elephant or Asian Elephant
• Blue Whale
• Capped Leaf Monkey
• Fin Whale
• Chiru (Tibetan Antelope)
• Ganges River Dolphin
• Hispid Hare
• Indus River Dolphin
• Red Panda
• Tiger
• Snow Leopard
• Asiatic Wild Dog
• Hispid Hare
• Hoolock Gibbon
• Kashmir Stag/ Hangul
• Lion-tailed Macaque
• Markhor
• Golden Leaf Monkey
• Asian arowana
• Loggerhead Sea Turtle
• Kondana Soft-furred Rat (Endemic to India)
• Marsh Mongoose (Endemic to India.)
• Nilgiri Tahr (Endemic to India)
• Peter's Tube-nosed Bat (Endemic to India).
• Snow Leopard
• Wild Water Buffalo
• Narcondam Hornbill


The animals which are listed under the Vulnerable Species are
• Asiatic Wild Dogs
• Banteng
• Brown Bear
• Clouded Leopard
• Ganges River Dolphin
• Himalayan Musk Dear
• Jackal
• Asiatic Golden Cat
• Barasingha
• Blackbuck
• Fishing Cat
• Royal Bengal Tiger
• Sloth Bear
• Wild Goat
• Wild Yak

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