Narwhals frolic in the frigid North Atlantic. | Corbis

10 Hunted Animals You Had No Idea About

Less-glamorous animals than elephants, gorillas and rhinos are poached for various reasons. Here's just a selection.

January 21, 2014
1:58 PM EST
Many giant-eyed, two-tongued, venomous primates known as slow lorises die in squalid conditions. | Dan Bennett, Wikimedia Commons
The hard, sharp-edged scales of the pangolin's armor can frustrate a lion, but can't stop a determined human. Many poached pangolins go to satisfy demand in China. | Corbis
Sea cucumbers are in demand in China. | Corbis
The Chinese giant salamander has declined dangerously in the past 30 years. | Corbis
The quetzal's gorgeous feathers made it a valuable target in the 20th century. | Corbis
Endangered turtle eggs are served with salt as a delicacy and supposed aphrodisiac. | Corbis
Collectors poach endangered butterflies from U.S. forests and fields. | Getty
Sturgeon and paddlefish are in trouble because their eggs are so tasty. | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pythons have disappeared from parts of their native range. | Corbis
The black snub-nosed monkey is a success story, raising its numbers to 3,000. | Corbis