The Critically Endangered: Mekong Giant Catfish

Population: Estimated 96 fish remaining

Size: 10 ft in length and weighing up to 660 lbs

Habitat: Southeast Asia’s Mekong River

Diet: Herbivore

Threats: Overfishing and infrastructure development

Interesting Fact: The Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world.



The Critically Endangered: Mindoro Bleedingheart

Population: Less than 250 individuals, perhaps as few as 50

Size: 30 cm

Habitat: Forests on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines

Diet: These birds comb the forest floor for fallen seeds, grains, berries or worms.

Threats: Deforestation

Interesting Fact: Due to their plump size, these birds stay on the forest ground. Their extremely shy nature leads them to run at the slightest sound of human disturbance.