But a select group of endangered species face an even greater threat. Animals in this group, included in the galley above, have been labelled "critically endangered" and teeter on the brink of extinction.
The threats faced include everything from deforestation to climate change. And, conservationists say, any effort to save endangered animals must deal with the surrounding issues to sustain itself. The annual Endangered Species Day—recognized on May 20—is a great place to start.