25 Of The Rarest Animals In The World

Posted by , Updated on July 17, 2014

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

rarest animals

Due to habitat loss there are only 100 left in Cueva La Barca, Cuba.



rarest animals

Residing in Madagascar, this is the most endangered tortoise in the world.


Javan Rhino

rarest animals

Formerly found throughout Southeast Asia, there are now only between 40 and 60 remaining, all within Ujung Kulon National Park in Java.


Elephant Shrew

rarest animals

Living in the Boni-Dodori Forest in Kenya, their habitat is slowly being destroyed.


Red-Crested Tree Rat

rarest animals

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.

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