Black rhinos, African penguin and brown hyena no more in Angola's fauna : official

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-04 19:28:19|Editor: xuxin
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LUANDA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Angola's fauna is now without black rhinoceros, African penguins, and brown hyenas, Angolan Ministry of Environment announced Friday.

The Red List of Threatened Species of Angola was elaborated on the criteria of natural occurrence history or the absence in its habitat which determined the extinction of the above species.

At least 160 species of the fauna and flora of the country are part of the list which groups them into four categories: extinction, threatened of extinction, vulnerable and invasive.

From the group of threatened of extinction are 29 animals, of which stand out the giant black sable, the spotted hyena, the lion, cheetah (jaguar), mountain zebra, gorilla, red buffalo, and the chimpanzee.

In addition, human activities are major cause of the vulnerability of at least 100 species that appear on the list.

The elaboration of the red list of species of Angola was made through consultation and contributions of national and international institutions including the National Geographic Society.

In the red list of 2007 and 2012, Angola had only critically endangered mammals.