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Top 10 British Animals on The Brink of Extinction

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016

World Wildlife Fund made a shocking announcement that 52 percent of animals in the world have vanished in just a span of 40 years.

Here are some of the British wild life species that are in danger of being extinct:

10. Dormouse. From 1993 to 2010, the numbers of this mammal has dropped by 43 percent.dormouse

9. Hedgehogs. From 2003 to 2012, these mammals that usually dwell in British gardens saw a drop in its population by over one third.Hedgehog

8. Willow tit. The population of this once common British bird has dropped by 83 percent since 1995.willow-tit

7. Harbour Seal. The population of this animal has dropped by 40percent since 2001 due to diseases and culls that help salmon farms.Harbor_Seal

6. Turtle dove. Its population has dropped by 96 percent since 1970 and expert fear that the species could be extinct in a matter of ten years. Their continuous decline is due to the developments, which destroyed their nesting habitats, hindering the birds’ propagation.turtle-dove

5. Mountain hare. From 1995 to 2010 its population dropped by 52 percent.mountain-hare

4. Red backed shrike. Its population declined by 93 percent since the ‘70s.red-backed-shrike

3. Scottish wildcat. Only 35 are left of this wild animal out of the hundreds that used to roam the Highlands.scottish-wildcat

2. Marsh warbler. Its population has fallen by 90 percent since 1973.marsh-warbler

1. V-moth. From 1968 to 2007, this once very common animal has seen a drop in its population by 99 percent.vmoth

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