European hamsters, once abundant in Europe, have been added to the “Critically Endangered Species” list in the July of 2020. The European hamster is an aggressive and much larger relative of the Syrian hamster.

According to IUCN, global warming, industrial development, light pollution, and plantations may be the cause in the drastic decrease in European hamster population. Also, the IUCN states that in the 20th century, the average female European hamsters would give birth to up to 20 pups per litter. This year, the average litter has dropped to only five or six pups. Because of the reduced reproduction, the European hamster population has dropped an entire 75%! Scientists fear that if nothing is done to help these creatures, they will become extinct in the next 30 years.

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