Have you ever wondered about the rarest animals on Earth? It’s a sad reality, but we are losing animal species at an alarming rate. While not all of the animals on this list are necessarily considered “endangered”, they would still be very challenging to photograph in the wild. In fact, some of these animals were even thought to be extinct until an unsuspecting photographer managed to snap a photograph. With that said, these are the 25 rarest animals on Earth.
As of now there are only 779 Araripe Manakins in Brazil. Due to an increase in logging and other activities they have suffered habitat loss.
In the past it could be found in the rainforests of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana but today it is extinct in Ghana and severely endangered in Côte d’Ivoire.
Cuban Greater Funnel-Eared Bat
Found in Cueva la Barca, Cuba there are only 100 of these bats left in the wild.
This crazy looking marsh dweller is found in only one place on Earth – near Lake Alaotra in Madagascar.
Living in Southeast India and Sri Lanka, everything from firewood collection to civil unrest have been blamed for its endangerment.