Only distantly related to the Great Panda, Red Pandas share a close lineage with both the raccoon and bear family. Although the unarguably adorable animal has been protected by law, its numbers continue to decrease due to deforestation and poaching.
The bug-eyed and fuzzy-eared Mouse Lemur is found only on the island of Madagascar and weighs no more than 2.4 ounces. Considered endangered from 1975 to 2009, the Mouse Lemur population has recently stabilized, though they are still under threat from slash-and-burn agriculture as well as live capture for the local pet trade.
Snow Leopards can be found in the mountain ranges of Central Asia, where they roam anywhere from 9,800 to 18,000 feet above sea level. Though the this snowy cat has been listed as “endangered” since 1972, there are still less than 6,500—at a generous estimate—found in the wild. Incidentally, they are unable to roar.
Tree Kangaroos make their home in the rainforests of New Guinea as well as Australia and the islands near the northeast of Queensland. More or less marsupials that have adapted to living in trees, they’re generally grow no larger than the length of their 34 inch tails. Unfortunately for these cuddly-looking climbers, their numbers are threatened due to hunting and habitat loss.