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Top 10 illustrations of the vaquita, in danger of extinction

There are so few vaquitas in the world that it’s understandable why there are not so many photos of the species, besides, they are very difficult to spot. Still, on Instagram we found people willing to raise awareness about this cetacean. Here are the best illustrations of the vaquita, an endangered species. There are only 10 left. Know more of their story in this article and what the world is about to lose. Find out more about the 20 critically endangered species and how you can help them.

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They are the rarest marine mammal in the world, discovered in 1958. But it only took 60 years for humans to bring them to the brink of extinction. Their population has been dramatically reduced by illegal fishing techniques in protected areas of the Gulf of California. This is their story.

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