While Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with by every species on Earth, animals have to face the devastating effects of habitat loss, poaching, and climate change. It all comes down to one factor: humans! Man-made influences have caused over 41,000 animals to be considered “Threatened Species”, with almost 20,000 of them classified as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered, the latter of which means close to extinction. If man continues at this rate, the list will continue to grow. The next generation won’t be able to enjoy these animals, but more importantly, these animals will have to suffer a senseless mass extinction. Read here to see rare photographs that capture these unique and breathtaking animals on the endangered species list.