There are over 1600 species of animal that are currently on the list; this does not include plants. Many of my relatives are on this list.
Back in 1936 on this day, the last Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine died in the zoo in Hobart, Tasmania. This animal was hunted to extinction as it was thought to kill the sheep. It looked like a large dog but was actually a marsupial.
People around Tasmania are having lots of different activities to remember those relatives of mine that are threatened or endangered.
Do you have any threatened or endangered animals near where you live? Have you actually seen these animals?
Perhaps you could leave a comment here or write a post in your blog about one of the animals you would like to see taken off the threatened species or endangered list in your country, state or province.