Infographic Shows Which African Mammals Are Most at Risk

Kirstin Fawcett

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by designer R.J. Andrews is called “Endangered Safari,” and it features 174 of Africa's largest mammal species. As Fast Company's Co.Exist reports, it uses data from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and the creatures are color-coded according to just how imperiled they are. (The most endangered mammals are illustrated in orange or red.) If an animal faces left, its species’ population is decreasing; if it’s looking right, then its numbers are on the rise.

Andrews, who was inspired to create the infographic after living in Africa for a year with his wife (who's a physician), created a video to explain his findings in full. You can watch it below, and be sure to visit Andrews's website for an interactive version of the graphic.

[h/t Co.Exist]

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