22 Pictures of Animals Close to Extinction with a Pixel Representing Each One Still Alive

Back in 2008 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) produced a saddening campaign entitled WWF Japan – Population by pixel. The hard-hitting campaign showed us just how low the numbers are for certain endangered species, using a unique visual representation of one pixel per animal still alive. Sadly some of the pictures have so few pixels, making it impossible to see the species in question.

A man named JJSmooth44
JJSmooth44 has created an up-to-date set of images using the python programming language and the results are upsetting.

African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.

African Wild Dog
JJSmooth44



Amur Leopard. Estimated about 60 remain.

Amur Leopard
JJSmooth44

Amur Tiger. Estimated about 450 remain.

Amur Tiger
JJSmooth44

Asian Elephant. Estimated between 40000 and 50000 remain.

Asian Elephant
JJSmooth44



Bengal Tiger. Estimated about 2500 remain.

Bengal Tiger
JJSmooth44

Black Footed Ferret. Estimated about 300 remain.

Black Footed Ferret
JJSmooth44

Black Rhino. Estimated about 5000 remain.

Black Rhino
JJSmooth44



Blue Whale. Estimated between 10000 and 25000 remain.

Blue Whale
JJSmooth44

Bonobo. Estimated between 10000 and 50000 remain.

Bonobo
JJSmooth44

Bornean Orangutan. Estimated between 45000 and 69000 remain.

Bornean Orangutan
JJSmooth44

Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Estimated about 1500 remain.

Borneo Pygmy ElephantBorneo Pygmy Elephant
JJSmooth44

Chimpanzee. Estimated between 172700 and 299700 remain.

Chimpanzee
JJSmooth44

Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Estimated about 17000 remain.

Eastern Lowland Gorilla
JJSmooth44

Fin Whale. Estimated between 50000 and 90000 remain.

Fin Whale
JJSmooth44

Galapagos Penguin. Estimated about 2000 remain.

Galapagos Penguin
JJSmooth44

Giant Panda. Estimated about 1864 remain.

Giant Panda
JJSmooth44

Green Sea Turtle. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.

Green Sea Turtle
JJSmooth44

Hectors Dolphin. Estimated about 7000 remain.

Hectors Dolphin
JJSmooth44

Indian Elephant. Estimated between 20000 and 25000 remain.

Indian Elephant
JJSmooth44

Indochinese Tiger. Estimated between 600 and 650 remain

Indochinese Tiger
JJSmooth44

Indus River Dolphin. Estimated about 1100 remain

Indus River Dolphin
JJSmooth44

Javan Rhino. Estimated about 60 remain

Javan Rhino
JJSmooth44

via JJSmooth44

22 Pictures of Animals Close to Extinction with a Pixel Representing Each One Still Alive

Back in 2008 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) produced a saddening campaign entitled WWF Japan – Population by pixel. The hard-hitting campaign showed us just how low the numbers are for certain endangered species, using a unique visual representation of one pixel per animal still alive. Sadly some of the pictures have so few pixels, making it impossible to see the species in question.

A man named JJSmooth44
JJSmooth44 has created an up-to-date set of images using the python programming language and the results are upsetting.

African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.

African Wild Dog
JJSmooth44



Amur Leopard. Estimated about 60 remain.

Amur Leopard
JJSmooth44

Amur Tiger. Estimated about 450 remain.

Amur Tiger
JJSmooth44

Asian Elephant. Estimated between 40000 and 50000 remain.

Asian Elephant
JJSmooth44



Bengal Tiger. Estimated about 2500 remain.

Bengal Tiger
JJSmooth44

Black Footed Ferret. Estimated about 300 remain.

Black Footed Ferret
JJSmooth44

Black Rhino. Estimated about 5000 remain.

Black Rhino
JJSmooth44



Blue Whale. Estimated between 10000 and 25000 remain.

Blue Whale
JJSmooth44

Bonobo. Estimated between 10000 and 50000 remain.

Bonobo
JJSmooth44

Bornean Orangutan. Estimated between 45000 and 69000 remain.

Bornean Orangutan
JJSmooth44

Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Estimated about 1500 remain.

Borneo Pygmy ElephantBorneo Pygmy Elephant
JJSmooth44

Chimpanzee. Estimated between 172700 and 299700 remain.

Chimpanzee
JJSmooth44

Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Estimated about 17000 remain.

Eastern Lowland Gorilla
JJSmooth44

Fin Whale. Estimated between 50000 and 90000 remain.

Fin Whale
JJSmooth44

Galapagos Penguin. Estimated about 2000 remain.

Galapagos Penguin
JJSmooth44

Giant Panda. Estimated about 1864 remain.

Giant Panda
JJSmooth44

Green Sea Turtle. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain.

Green Sea Turtle
JJSmooth44

Hectors Dolphin. Estimated about 7000 remain.

Hectors Dolphin
JJSmooth44

Indian Elephant. Estimated between 20000 and 25000 remain.

Indian Elephant
JJSmooth44

Indochinese Tiger. Estimated between 600 and 650 remain

Indochinese Tiger
JJSmooth44

Indus River Dolphin. Estimated about 1100 remain

Indus River Dolphin
JJSmooth44

Javan Rhino. Estimated about 60 remain

Javan Rhino
JJSmooth44

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