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PYGMY SLOW LORIS
Known in some parts of Asia as the animal that can cure 100 diseases,
the slow loris has no proven medicinal benefits. And yet, the increasing demand for this animal has led to its steadfast decline, making the slow
loris endangered. Over 90% of trafficked individuals die in transit because they contract illnesses from having their teeth pulled out by poachers.
The pangolin is the most illegally traded mammal in the world. Hunted for their meat and scales, over one million individuals have been trafficked in the past decade. The trade has reached epic proportions, and these once common animals are now classified as Critically Endangered.
Despite its diverse habitat preferences, one of the major threats to the survival of this species is the loss of suitable habitat. Construction of large-scale hydroelectric projects, land clearance for settlement and agriculture and habitat degradation caused by water pollution from pesticides and fertilizers, has resulted in the rapid decline of otters in Cambodia.
Only 35,000 Asian elephants remain, making it the largest endangered animal on the planet. With the escalation of habitat destruction, human-elephant conflict and sustained poaching, the future of the Asian elephant is uncertain, declining by at least 50% over the last 30 years.
The endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbon has suffered from accelerating declines throughout their range, primarily due to hunting for the pet trade, tourist attractions, traditional medicine and illegal wild meat.
With 2,500 individuals left in the wild, this endangered Asian wild dog, is on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, loss of prey, competition with other species, persecution, and disease transfer from domestic dogs.