Is this species extinct, endangered or threatened?

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Find out how much you know about the status of our world's most beloved animals.

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black rhinoceros at zoo
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Question 1 of 8 Score: 0

The black rhinoceros' status is now:

With a population of less than 5,000, the black rhino is facing a bleak future. Decades of hunting in their native Africa has led to the population's rapid decline. Efforts to restore their numbers, including in vitro reproduction, are under way.

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The Po'ouli, a Hawaiian bird, is now extinct.
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Question 2 of 8 Score: 0

The status of this volcano-dwelling Po'ouli bird is:

The Maui, Hawaii native Po'ouli was discovered in 1974 by researchers at the University of Hawaii. Also called the Black-faced Honeycreeper, the bird has been declared extinct since 2004.

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Hula painted frog
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Question 3 of 8 Score: 0

What's the status of the elusive Hula painted frog?

The Hula painted frog, located in Israel's Hula Valley, was declared extinct in 1996. It was rediscovered in a small section of the Hula Nature Reserve in 2011, elating researchers and highlighting the need for further protections.

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Loggerhead sea turtle
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Question 4 of 8 Score: 0

What about the beloved Loggerhead sea turtle?

The Loggerhead sea turtle is one of the most common turtles in the world. Their endangered status is largely due to bycatch, the accidental capture of marine animals in fishing gear.

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Bengal tiger
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Question 5 of 8 Score: 0

What's the status of the legendary Bengal tiger?

The Bengal tiger, found primarily in India, is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies – but it still only numbers about 2,500 in the wild. The creation of tiger reserves in the 1970s helped to mitigate the threat, but poaching – or illegal hunting – continues to plague tigers and other wildlife.

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golden bamboo lemur on a tree branch
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Question 6 of 8 Score: 0

Identify the status of the golden bamboo lemur:

The golden bamboo lemur, native to southeastern Madagascar, has endured habitat loss and declining population. The situation was so dire that in 1991, a park was opened in Madagascar specifically to protect this and other species of lemur.

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Sand cat
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Question 7 of 8 Score: 0

What's the status of the majestic desert feline, called the sand cat?

The sand cat, inhabiting parts of North Africa and Israel, is a pro at digging for prey. Its "near threatened" status has prompted several conservation programs. In July 2012, four sand kittens were born at the Ramat Gan Safari in Israel as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.

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Spix macaw, painting from 1877
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Question 8 of 8 Score: 0

The tiny, beautifully feathered Spix's Macaw is now considered:

Spix's Macaw (also known as the little blue macaw), native to Brazil, is considered extinct in the wild, though some still exist in captivity. The Brazilian department of natural resources is conducting a project to try to restore the species to the wild.

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Endangered species collage.
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