January 2005
World Almanac for Kids;2005, p71
The article lists various endangered animals. Only about 6,000 tigers still live in the wild. The biggest threat to the world's biggest cat is illegal hunting for body parts used in traditional Chinese medicines. Orangutans once lived throughout the rain forests of southeast Asia, but logging and the illegal pet trade reduced their numbers in the wild by 90 percent in the 20th century. As few as 1,000 giant pandas remain in the mountains of southwest China. The leatherback sea turtles are facing extinction.


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