The Maui Dolphin is ' critically endangered ' which means that this poor animal is close to becoming extinct.The Maui Dolphin is the smallest type of dolphin in the world. It is said that there is about 55 of these beautiful dolphins left, all living on one small coast off New Zealand. Please don't let these adorable dolphins to go extinct! Please sign my petition so I can forward it off to WWF so they can hopefully use it to help save these little Maui's Dolphins! If you would like to learn more then go to: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/marine-mammals/dolphins/mauis-dolphin/facts/
Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) is the world's smallest dolphin and is found only on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand and nowhere else in the world. It is New Zealand's rarest dolphin.
The dolphin is listed internationally as 'critically endangered', which means there is a high risk of it becoming extinct in the near future.
In 2012 a DOC-commissioned study estimated the Maui's dolphin population to consist of 55 with a 95% confidence interval of between 48 to 69. The estimate is for individuals aged more than 1 year (i.e. this excludes calves of under a year).