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Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

  • Publish date: Thursday، 03 March 2022 Last update: Wednesday، 18 May 2022
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New animal species appear and others go extinct, it's the circle of life. There may have been animals or insects we never knew existed, but sadly they have gone extinct.

Here are species of animals that have come back from near extinction:

Arabian Oryx

Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

Native to the Arabian peninsula and the desert, the Arabian Oryx was considered extinct in the wild during 1972 due to hunting and poaching. Thanks to the efforts of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, there are now approximately 8,000 Arabian oryxes,1,000 in the wild, and 7,000 used for breeding in captivity.

Gray wolf

Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

The gray wolf is native to Eurasia and North America, the most known species of it is the Northwestern wolf. In 1973, the gray wolf was declared endangered in the USA,  as there weren't many left in the wild. Thankfully, there are now 6,000 in the lower states.

White Rhinoceros

Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

There are currently only 3 northern white rhinos alive, all being held in captivity, the southern white rhino was thought to be extinct. However, thanks to the protection of Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe there are now 20,000 southern white rhinos in the wild.

Peregrine Falcon

Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

One of the few large birds of prey and the fastest animal on the Earth, the peregrine falcon can reach up to 390 Km/H when diving their prey. In 1970, this predator was declared endangered due to deforestation, hunting, egg collection, and DDT. Which is a chemical that contaminated their food and killed many of them. In 1972, DDT was banned and the peregrine falcon was taken in for a wide scale protection and captive breeding

Blue Whale 

Animals That Almost Went Extinct But Made A Comeback

The largest animal on earth, spanning up to 33 meters and weighing up to 150 tons, Blue Whales were almost hunted into extinction for their blubber and oil. Most blue whales were killed between the early-to mid-20th century. In 1966, they were legally placed under protection by the International Whaling Commission. The population of blue whales is now growing thanks to the efforts of many organizations.