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The Middle East's most endangered animals

Listed as critically endangered since 2004, this tiny amphibian is only known to live in caves in Elburz Mountains of northern Iran. There are thought to be only 100 breeding pairs of adult Gorgan salamanders left in the wild and their numbers are decreasing.

Listed as critically endangered since 2004, this tiny amphibian is only known to live in caves in Elburz Mountains of northern Iran. There are thought to be only 100 breeding pairs of adult Gorgan salamanders left in the wild and their numbers are decreasing.