11 Animals That Are Endangered In South Korea


As cities grow the wildlife is threatened as their habitable land shrinks. This list shows some species who are on the brink of going extinct in Korea. Let’s not forget about the animals!

We wanted to make a list to keep people aware of the precious endangered species of Korea, to help protect them and their environments. Check out this list of 11 Animals That Are Endangered In South Korea!

11 Animals That Are Endangered In South Korea

By Koreaboo

As cities grow the wildlife is threatened as their habitable land shrinks. This list shows some species who are on the brink of going extinct in Korea. Let's not forget about the animals!

  • Red-crowned Crane

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  • Golden Eagle

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  • Lynx

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  • Siberian Musk Deer

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  • Myotis Formosus Tsuensis

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    Colloquially known as 'Golden Bats' or 'Red Bats'

  • Asian Black Bear

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    Very few are alive in South Korea

  • Japanese Sea Lion

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    They have been hunted to extinction. Last sighting was in the 1970s.

  • Wild Korean Wolf

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    The last wild wolf in South Korea was seen in 1968.

  • Amur Leopard

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    Amur leopards were once widely distributed in Korea and were driven to near critical extinction due to decades of war and mass poaching. Only 20~100 remain in the wild.

  • Siberian Tiger

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    It is estimated that there is a very small population of Siberian Tigers in North Korea, but it has not been confirmed.

  • Siberian Tiger

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    Tigers were relatively common in Korea.