25 Rarest Animals On Earth

Posted by , Updated on January 27, 2017

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.

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Common Sawfish

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Living mostly in northern Australia, the sawfish’s aptly named snout helps it forage for food on the ocean floor.

9

Tonkin Snub Nosed Monkeys

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Endemic to north vietnam, there are less than 200 left in the wild.

8

Sumatran Rhino

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Hunted for its horn, which is used in traditional medicines, there are barely 200 of these rhinos left in Malaysia and Indonesia.

7

Tiger Quoll

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A carnivorous marsupial native to Australia hadn’t been seen by humans for nearly 10 years until someone captured an image in 2012.

6

Spotted Dear

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One of the world’s most endangered mammals it lives in the rain forests of the Philippines and was captured on film for the first time last year.

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