We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new product in our store — leggings, and super comfy ones at that! We proudly sew and custom print each pair in the U.S. using sustainable inks as ordered to eliminate excess product.
Made with a blend of polyester and spandex, our leggings are both durable and incredibly comfortable. Buy our leggings full-length or capri style and help animals in need! Like all Cause You Care products, our leggings donate 25% of profits to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Our new Endangered Species leggings come in 2 patterns, each featuring 42 different endangered species. Learn more about the wildlife featured:
North-Atlantic Right Whale: The North-Atlantic Right Whale is one of the most endangered whales, despite protection from whaling since the 1930’s. There are believed to only be 300-350 individuals alive today. Current threats include entanglement in fishing nets and colliding with ships.
Rothschild’s Giraffe: There are less than 670 Rothschild’s Giraffe’s left in the wild, living largely in Kenya and Uganda. Habitat degradation is the primary reason for the decline of species.
Mountain Gorilla*: Gorilla’s share 98.3% of DNA with humans, yet their numbers are declining. The Mountain Gorilla is listed as critically endangered with an estimated 880 left in existence. Habitat destruction, poaching and disease are current major threats.
Asian Elephant: Asian Elephants face threats of habitat loss, poaching and now lack of genetic diversity due to low numbers. In the 1930’s there were thought to be anywhere from 5 million to 10 million Asian Elephants in the wild. Now there are between 40,000 and 50,000.
Hyacinth Macaw: Hyacinth Macaw’s are endangered due to habitat loss and the caged bird trade. In the 1980’s an estimated 10,000 birds were taken from the wild to become pets. There are thought to be between 6,500 Hyacinth Macaws left in the wild today, with numbers recently on the incline.
Green Sea Turtle: There is no accurate population estimate for the Green Sea Turtle, but experts think there are around 85,000 nesting females. This may sound like a lot, but over 37,000 Green Sea Turtles are killed legally each year despite their endangered listing. Major threats include entanglement in fishing nets, ocean pollution, climate change, poaching and coastal development altering habitats.
Cheetah: The cheetah is Africa’s most endangered big cat due to habitat loss, poaching and reduced prey. It is estimated that there are less than 7,100 cheetahs remaining in the wild today.
African Wild Ass*: With a rise in domesticated livestock, the African Wild Ass has suffered from habitat loss and shortages of water and grazing grass. They are also hunted for their meat and medicinal purposes. Interbreeding has created many hybrid species, but there are less than 200 true African Wild Asses left in the wild.
Southern Bluefin Tuna*: Southern Bluefin Tuna have been heavily overfished and are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. Not much is known about the remaining numbers, but a single fish has sold for as much as $1.75 million in Asia where it is a delicacy — to be used for sushi and sashimi.
Chinese Giant Salamander*: The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian in the world, capable of reaching nearly 6 ft (1.8 m) in length . It is estimated there are less than 50,000 Chinese Giant Salamanders left in the world, but the number is far from certain. Habitat destruction, water pollution and hunting are primary threats. In China they are a highly prized delicacy and used in traditional medicines.
Red Wolf*: Native to the U.S., there are less than 100 Red Wolves alive in the wild today. Declared extinct in the wild in 1980, Red Wolves have been bred in captivity and reintroduced into the wild to improve populations.
Ivory Billed Woodpecker*: The Ivory Billed Woodpecker had widely been regarded as extinct until it was spotted in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. Only one bird was seen by several people, although some question the identity of the bird. Habitat loss is the primary reason for the species decline.
*Hawaiian Monk Seal: Native to the tropic waters surrounding the Hawaiian islands, there are less than 1,500 Hawaiian Monk Seals remaining today. Humans now populate many of the desirable coastal habitats that the seals once frequented, threatening their survival. The seals are also caught and killed as bycatch in large fishing nets.
Speartooth Shark: A rare species, the Speartooth Shark can be found in waters surrounding Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are thought to be less than 2,500 of the sharks remaining today with numbers dwindling due to pollution of their native waters and commercial fishing.
*Javan Rhino: According to the IUCN there are only 35-44 Javan Rhino’s remaining today, all located in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. The most endangered of all rhino species, these rhinos are victims of poaching by trophy hunters and for use of their horns — a highly prized ingredient in traditional Asian medicine.
Katipo Spider: Although rarely seen, the Katipo Spider is well known as its bite is toxic. Native to New Zealand, the Katipo Spider is threatened with extinction due to habitat loss and local colonization by other exotic spiders. It is estimated there are only a few thousand Katipo Spiders left in the world.
Hispid Hare: Thought to be extinct in 1964, the hare is threatened due to the burning of grasslands, forestry and human settlements. Current numbers aren’t known, but reports from 2001-2010 estimated 100-300 Hispid Hares remaining worldwide.
Japanese Crane: The loss of wetlands to agriculture and industrial development have impacted Japanese Crane numbers. The global population is estimated around 2,750 — making it one of the world’s most endangered birds.
Galápagos Giant Tortoise: Galápagos Giant Tortoises are the world’s largest tortoises with a lifespan of up to 170 years. They nearly went extinct in the 1960’s as they were hunted for food and oil, their habitat was destroyed, and animals brought to the islands attacked them and competed for resources. Of the 14 original tortoise populations only 10 remain, most of which are endangered if not on the brink of extinction. There are thought to be close to 15,000 tortoises total scattered around the islands today.
*South China Tiger: The South China Tiger had a population of 400 back in the 1950’s. Today it is thought to be extinct in the wild with only 72 remaining in captivity as of 2007. Several of the remaining species show signs of inbreeding and crossbreeding with other tiger species.
African Penguin: Also known as the Jackass Penguin and Black-Footed Penguin, the African Penguin’s population is rapidly declining as a result of commercial fisheries and changes in prey availability. There are estimated to be less than 80,000 African Penguins alive today, down from 200,000 birds in 2000. At the current rate, the African penguin is expected to be extinct in the wild within 15 years.
*Alabama Cavefish: The total population of Alabama Cavefish alive today is unknown, but very small. In the 1980’s the population was thought to be less than 100 individuals. A number of factors have impacted the Alabama Cavefish including groundwater contamination from agriculture, lower water levels, and depleted bat numbers which indirectly contribute to the fish’s food chain.
*Sumatran Orangutan: Sumatran Orangutans have been affected by severe habitat loss and poaching in recent years, with around 14,000 individuals remaining in the wild today. Furthermore, it is predicted 4,500 more will be lost due to planned developments and limited space by 2030.
*African Wild Dog: Also known as the African Painted Wolf, the African Wild Dog suffers from habitat fragmentation due to human development, hunting and viral diseases. The current population is estimated at 6,600 individuals.
Malayan Tapir:The Malayan Tapir, the only tapir species native to Asia, has a special black and white pattern. Major threats include large-scale deforestation and hunting. There are thought to be less than 3,000 Malayan Tapirs left in the world.
Asiatic Lion: The Asiatic Lion currently exists in a single sub-population in Africa with about 350 individuals total. Although the numbers are low, the species is thought to be stable. Threats include poaching and habitat degradation.
Dhole: Dholes are wild dogs found throughout Asia, although they have disappeared from most of their historical range. There are currently less than 2,500 dholes remaining facing habitat loss, depletion of prey, disease from domestic/feral dogs and ill treatment from people.
Markhor: The national animal of Pakistan, the Markhor has seen an increase in population in recent years. There are thought to be around 8,800 total Markhor alive today. The primary threat is hunting as Markhor are one of the most important game for local hunters, despite a nominal nationwide ban on hunting.
Pygmy Hippopotamus:The total number of Pygmy Hippos left today is unknown, but in 1993 there were thought to be less than 3,000 remaining throughout Africa.They are very secretive animals, rarely seen by humans and hard to study. Loss of habitat is the primary threat to the Pygmy Hippopotamus as forest is converted to plantations for palm oil, coffee and rubber. Fragmentation has also made the forests more accessible for hunters, leaving very few places for wildlife to hide.
South Andean Deer: Habitat loss and poaching have led to the endangerment of the South Andean Deer. Native to the Andes in Argentina and Chile, there are estimated to be around 1,500 South Andean Deer remaining today.
Purple Faced Langur: The Purple Faced Langur has seen a population decrease of 50% over the last 3 generations, with trends predicting a similar decline moving forward. Habitat loss and hunting are primary contributors to the dwindling langur numbers. While the exact number of species is unknown, the rate at which Purple Faced Langur are disappearing is alarming.
Wild Water Buffalo: The exact number of Wild Water Buffalo is unknown. Experts agree there are definitely less than 4,000 and maybe as little as 200 left in the wild. Major threats include breeding with other buffalo species, hunting, competition with domestic livestock and habitat loss. Most of the species former habitat has been lost to agriculture, making it difficult to access drinking water and exposing Wild Water Buffalo to hunters.
*Edward’s Pheasant: The remaining wild population of Edward’s Pheasant is thought to be extremely small and fragmented, if existent at all. In Vietnam the bird is heavily hunted and deforestation has further exposed many.
Tasmanian Devil: The Tasmanian Devil is native to both Tasmania and Australia, although now can only be found in the former. It has seen a great decline in population over the last 10 years as disease has harmed many of the species. Additionally they are often killed as roadkill, attacked by dogs and persecuted by humans. There are thought to be 10,000-25,000 Tasmanian Devil’s left in the wild, a 60% decrease in population over the last 10 years.
*Chinese Pangolin: Located throughout Asia, the Chinese Pangolin is heavily poached for its meat and scales despite its legal protection since the 1970’s. Due to the solitary and nocturnal nature of pangolins, they are hard to observe and at this time there are no accurate population estimates for the Chinese Pangolin.
*Gharial Crocodile: The Gharial Crocodile population has decreased 80% over the last 10 years with less than 400 adults alive today. Native to India and Nepal, the Gharial faces habitat fragmentation as rivers are dammed and diverted for irrigation, etc. Unlike most crocodilians, Gharial cannot walk across land to find new water sources. Gharial are also often caught in gill nets by fishermen.
Huon Tree Kangaroo: There is only one subpopulation of Huon Tree Kangaroos and they live in Papua New Guinea. With 2,500 species remaining, the Huon Tree Kangaroo faces extinction in future generations with threats of overhunting, habitat loss and drought.
*Black-Eyed Leaf Frog: Also known as Morelet’s Treefrog, the Black-Eyed Leaf Frog is native to Mexico and parts of Central America. Industry and agriculture have decimated their habitats, leaving this frog nearly extinct in the wild. While numbers are unknown, experts agree there are few Black-Eyed Leaf Frog’s left in the wild today and they are quickly disappearing.
Silver Boa Snake: A recently discovered species, the Silver Boa Snake was located on an uninhabited island in the Southern Bahamas. Although not yet reviewed by IUCN, scientists believe the snake meets criteria to be listed as Critically Endangered with less than 1,000 individuals remaining. Silver Boa Snake’s face threats of natural disasters, poaching and feral cats who are known to prey on boas.
Choctaw Hog: The Choctaw Hog is a breed of domestic hog historically utilized by Native Americans. The population is now thought to be down to a couple hundred living primarily in Oklahoma. Considered critically rare, the Choctaw Hog is not as valuable compared to other pig breeds on the market, making it commercially unappealing to raise.
Black Footed Ferret: Previously considered extinct in the wild, the Black Footed Ferret has been successfully reintroduced to the U.S. and Mexico. Now there are around 200 ferrets in the wild with a number being bred in captivity for reintroduction. The Black Footed Ferret preys primarily on prairie dogs and has suffered tremendously as people have harmed prairie dog populations to promote agriculture. Additionally, they face loss of habitat as much of their native land has been fragmented by agriculture and human development.
*Chinese Alligator: Pollution from agriculture and extermination by farmers have led to the near extinction of the Chinese Alligator. Native to China, there are fewer than 120 of these alligators left in the wild today.
* Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List
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