We don’t pay enough attention to the inhabitants of our planet, some of them are in imminent danger of disappearing completely in our lifetime. I’m using information I found in a Time photo essay with added information.
This is a brief list:
Javan Rhinoceros – less than 60 remaining
Vaquita – between 200-300
Cross River Gorilla – less than 300
Sumatran Tiger – less than 600
Golden-Headed Langur – less than 70
Black-Footed Ferret – approximately 1000
Borneo Pygmy Elephant – approximately 1500
Giant Panda – less than 2000
Polar Bear – fewer than 25,000
Mekong Giant Catfish – hundreds
Florida Panther – under 200 in the wild
Honest Authors – numbers unknown but their numbers decrease daily. With the destruction of their natural habitat because of the population explosion of the nuisance subspecies, authoris contamino aemulatio indignitas , this species is being driven to extinction as the reader/reviewer has little to distinguish between the two except by up close contact and this is no longer recommended. Consequently the Honest Author is treated as the ACAI and is losing reviews, income, and hope.
The few in captivity are respected for their talent and endurance but in the wild it is best, unfortunately, to treat authors with caution and keep far away from their “babies”.