Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.  The WWF claims that some animals, such as the vaquita porpoise, could be wiped out in the next few months, while others have only decades left at best.  Some

would now be extinct had zoos not provided a ‘Noahs Ark’ from which to reestablish populations. Habitat loss, poaching, hunting and disease are pushing many species to the brink to such an extent that the world has now entered a sixth mass extinction.  More than 23,000 species are on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, including 41 per cent of the world’s amphibians, 25 per cent of mammals and 13 per cent of birds.  READ MORE