Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. The day reminds us all that some of our favourite creatures are at risk of being extinct. Around the world, conservation experts are dedicating their life’s work to saving wild life species from the dark prospect of extinction. Here are some of South Africa’s endangered species:

The ones below are extinct

If only we can be humane enough to remember that, we inherited what we destroy. We owe it to ourselves to preserve nature for future generations.