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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rwanda Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for RWANDA in Central Africa lists 1 extinct species (Barbus microbarbis fish), 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Nymphaea thermarum water lily*), 10 critically endangered species, and 17 endangered species. Barbus ruasae fish, Chiloglanis ruziziensis fish, Hill's Horseshoe Bats, Hooded Vultures, Hook-Lipped Rhinoceroses, Rueppell's Griffon birds, Varicorhinus platystoma fish, Varicorhinus ruandae fish, White-Backed Vultures, and White-Headed Vultures are critically endangered in Rwanda. Endangered species include the Cape Hunting Dog, Common Aldrovanda, Common Chimpanzee, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Lemara Shrew, Malagasy Pond Heron, Mountain Gorilla, Southern Crowned Crane, and Victoria Stonebasher fish.

* Colloquially known as the Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily by the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (United Kingdom), Nymphaea thermarum plants only grew near a hot spring in southwestern Rwanda and are only living at botanical gardens. These water lilies are the smallest water lilies in the world — with lily pads as small as one centimeter in diameter.

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