The main threats to these endangered African wildlife species are: habitat loss and degradation; and poaching and hunting. Almost all of the causes pushing these species towards extinction are human related; from disease to human-wildlife conflict and trapping.The reason why elephants are endangered in Africa is because ivory is so valuable to some humans, many elephants have been killed for their tusks. This trade is illegal today, but it has not been completely eliminated, and some African elephant populations remain endangered.
Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with 60 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Vietnam’s last Javan rhino was poached in 2010. The Javan rhino is a dusky grey color and has a single horn of up to about 10 inches. Their skin has a number of loose folds giving the appearance of armor plating. This species is very similar in appearance to the closely-related greater-one rhinoceros, but has a much smaller head and less apparent skin folds. Javan rhinos probably live to 30-40 years. Javan rhinos appear to be more adaptable feeders than other rhino species: in the tropical rain forest where the species now survives, it is a pure browser, but it possibly was a mixed feeder (both browse and grass) in other parts of its historic range.
A conservationist argues that it's impossible to save lions from extinction when Americans are killing them for sport. There are as few as 32000 lions left in the wild if not less. 60% of why people hunt lions is for Trophies. People in Africa kill lions for trophies they kill the lion ship it off to America and the Americans give the Africans Trophies. Trophy hunting gives millions just for a few lions. another main reason why lions are being killed is because in africa the lions kill livestock and then people kill the lions for it. Sometimes a male lion feels dominant and kills his babies which makes that generation of lions die. Lions are the only big cat that are not protected by conservation groups (Endangered Species Act). Lions wont be alive much longer doing what we are now so help protect them. - Brian McAuley
This article talks about out how elephants are endangered and how we are affecting there population. There are people called poachers who kill endangered animals and sell them in the black market. The meaning of a poacher is Illegal hunting, capture, or collecting of wildlife. Poachers may target organisms that are protected from all hunting, such as elephants, or they may target animals outside of the regulated hunting season or inside the boundaries of a protected area. There are about 740,000 elephants left in the the world and the are being hunted because there tusks are worth $1,500. Some hunters shoot the elephant with a sleeping dart they cut of there tusks but this will eventuality kill them anyway. The elephants need the the tusks for defense, offense, digging, lifting objects, gathering food, and stripping bark to eat from trees. They also protect the sensitive trunk, which is tucked between them when the elephant charges. In times of drought, elephants dig water holes in dry riverbeds by using their tusks, feet, and trunks.