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Only A True Animal Lover Can Ace This Endangered Species Quiz

Do you really love animals, though? Like, really?

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    CHIMPANZEE
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    ORANGUTAN
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    BONOBO
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    BLACK SPIDER MONKEY
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    Wrong!

    Chimpanzees and bonobos are both endangered, and the black spider monkey is vulnerable. But there are as few as 7,500 Sumatran orangutans remaining in the wild, making it a critically endangered species.

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    AFRICAN ELEPHANT
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    ASIAN ELEPHANT
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    This is an African elephant! They're larger than Asian elephants and are easily distinguished by their enormous ears. There are two subspecies of African elephants: Savannah elephants (the typical ones you think of) and forest elephants, which live in the dense forests of the Congo Basin. African elephants are classified as vulnerable due to poaching.

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    Bigger than a leopard but smaller than a cougar
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    Bigger than a cougar but smaller than a jaguar
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    Bigger than a jaguar but smaller than a lion
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    Bigger than a lion but smaller than a tiger
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    The snow leopard is an incredibly reclusive predator that lives in the high mountains of the Eastern Himalayas. It's bigger than a cheetah and a leopard, but smaller than cougars, jaguars, tigers, and lions. Until recently, little was known about the world's most secretive big cat, but one thing has become clear: The world's snow leopard population is diminishing.

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    TRUE
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    FALSE
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    Not only is the polar bear an actual bear, it's the only bear that's classified as a marine mammal! There are around 22,000—31,000 polar bears throughout the Arctic Circle, but populations are rapidly declining due to loss of habitat caused by climate change. They're currently listed as a vulnerable species by the World Wildlife Fund.

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    1
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    7
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    12
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    5
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    There are seven different species of sea turtle in the world's oceans: leatherbacks, loggerheads, green turtles, flatbacks, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley turtles, and olive ridley turtles. Most of these species are endangered due to human fishing and hunting, loss of habitat, and climate change.

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    White rhino
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    Black rhino
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    Javan rhino
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    Sumatran rhino
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    There are five different species of rhinoceros on the planet, and three of them are classified as "critically endangered." But the Javan rhino is one of the most critically endangered animals on Earth. There are only about 60 Javan rhinos remaining in the wild, and they're all confined to a single national park on the Indonesian island of Java (hence their name).

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    The Amazon river dolphin (a.k.a. pink dolphin or boto dolphin) is a freshwater dolphin found in many rivers in South America. Their population is stable, but they're currently listed as a vulnerable species due to the development of dams and the continued contamination of rivers that threatens their native habitat.

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    Borneo
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    Sumatra
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    Madagascar
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    Cape Verde
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    The Indonesian island of Sumatra is the sixth-largest island on Earth. It's also home to some of the world's most diverse rainforests, which house Sumatran rhinos, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran orangutans, and Sumatran elephants. Many of the island's native species are critically endangered due to rapidly depleting habitats and human intervention.

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    4
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    0
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    6
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    10
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    The six subspecies of tiger are: Sumatran, Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, South China, and Malayan. All six subspecies of tiger are either endangered or critically endangered, mostly due to hunting, poaching, and climate change.

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    Giant Panda
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    Bottlenose Dolphin
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    Pygmy Elephant
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    Dugong
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    Wrong!

    Thanks in part to continued efforts by WWF and other conservation groups, giant pandas are on the rebound! Although there are still only 1,864 giant pandas in the wild, their numbers have improved by nearly 17% over the past decade!

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