Rainforests are home to a large number of the world’s plant and animals species, including many endangered species. As forests are cut down, many species are doomed to extinction.
Most rainforest species can survive only in their natural habitat. As their habitat is destroyed, many well-known rainforest species are threatened with extinction, including orangutans, rhinos, tigers, gorillas, elephants, as well as many birds, monkeys, reptiles, and amphibians.
Zoos cannot save all animals.
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- Why is deforestation a threat to animals?
- What are some examples of endangered rainforest animals?
- Extinction and deforestation From our main rainforests web site
- Species highly vulnerable to extinction From our main rainforests web site
- Extinction vortex From our main rainforests web site
- Extinction news From Mongabay News
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