For various reasons most of the animals on this list are either extinct, only found in captivity, or severely endangered. These are 25 of the rarest animals in the world.
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Cuban Greater Funnel-Eared Bat
Due to habitat loss there are only 100 left in Cueva La Barca, Cuba.
Residing in Madagascar, this is the most endangered tortoise in the world.
Formerly found throughout Southeast Asia, there are now only between 40 and 60 remaining, all within Ujung Kulon National Park in Java.
Living in the Boni-Dodori Forest in Kenya, their habitat is slowly being destroyed.
Red-Crested Tree Rat
Residing in the forests of Colombia, this creature was thought to be extinct since 1898. Recently, however, volunteers at El Dorado Nature Reserve were paid a visit by the long lost animal.