18 Animals That Look Like They're From Another Planet. And Might Soon Disappear From This One.

One of them is at risk because it's "too nice."

The animal kingdom will never cease to amaze us with all its variety, but we must make a concerted effort to preserve the environment so each and every species can thrive. 

Sadly, however, many animals are already endangered and even on the verge of extinction. One Imgur gallery lists a few of the more outlandish-looking creatures threatened with extinction, along with reasons for why they're at risk

Take, for example, the Quokka, a marsupial from southwestern Australia whose "kindness partly explains why they are at risk as they have been known to approach dingos and foxes in the hope of making friends." 


1. Hooded Seals

2. Axolotl

3. Langur Chato

4. Coconut Crabs

5. Quokkas

6. Dupongo

7. Saiga Antelope

8. Kakapo

9. Irrawaddy Dolphins

10. Tree Kangaroo

11. Olm

12. Bearded Vultures

13. Proboscis Monkey

14. Gharials

15. Okapi

16. Markhor

17. Spider Gooty

18. Loris Elusive

Fortunately, there are things we can do to help these and other animals that are at risk of going extinct. To learn how to protect endangered species, visit websites like the National Wildlife Federation and World Wildlife Fund. 

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