A number of Africa's most famous, beloved and beautiful species are in rapid decline. It is often shouted from the rooftops those animals that are listed as endangered or only have limited numbers left, and rightly so. However there are other species whose numbers, although appearing great in number, are fast being depleted. The population numbers of the ten animals and birds listed in this article are decreasing at a rapid rate and while they may not have the least numbers to top the “10 most endangered species list”, they are certainly facing population crashes with little hope predicted for the future. See the list here.