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A species likely to become threatened in the near future.

Total Animal Species Near Threatened - 4436


Aonyx capensis

African Clawless Otter

This freshwater Otter is found predominantly by water and feed on fish with a hunting depth of around 1.5 - 2.5m. Whilst they are high in abundance they are considered near threatened due to clearing and deforestation of habitats with pollution concerns from anthropogenic actions near water sources.

Local populations are negatively impacting the conservation of this species and it is expected that the otter population will decrease by 20% in the next 3 generations.


Leopardus wiedii


A resident of South America and Mexico, the Margay is found across Forest, Savanna and Shrubland. The species is under threat for its pelts and for the pet trade and is found rarely outside of the Amazon basin due to reduced habitat from deforestation. The Margay lives in areas with dense forest canopy, preferring the height of the trees for its habitat. Its prey consists primarily of small mammals particularly squirrels, rabbits, and birds. Despite international trade bans and regulations, the Margay requires further conservation efforts to maintain.


Galeocerdo cuvier

Tiger Shark

The Tiger Shark is a resident of reef, shelf and slope habitats globally. They are commonly found at depths of around 100m but are capable of depths of up to 1000m. Their gestation period is typically 15 months and average around 26 - 33 pups per litter.

Their species are near threatened as a bi-product of fisheries and are a species killed under 'shark control' programs in Australia.

In South Africa, catching a live Tiger Shark requires returning it live to the oceans, yet 27% of Tiger Sharks captured die in the nets.

Data and information used and edited from IUCN 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-1. Downloaded on 19 March 2020.

Information correct as of 19/04/2020

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