These days, when our planet faces a number of serious problems such as uncontrolled overpopulation, devastating pollution, and unprecedented climate change, more and more animals are becoming endangered and extinct.
In fact, the species loss is currently happening at a rate more than 1,000 times greater than what would be natural. Consequently, future generations might never get to see animals that we could watch in nature when we were younger. To raise awareness about the heartbreaking state of Mother Earth and some of her most endangered animal species, we created this post with 25 Rare Animals Nearly Impossible To See In The Wild.
Another extremely rare animal native to Madagascar, the Angonoka tortoise is the most endangered tortoise in the world. Found only around the Bay in Northwest Madagascar, this tortoise, known for distinctive, beautifully decorated carapace, has been suffering from habitat destruction and over-hunting. There might be just about 200 remaining specimens now.
Singapore Stream Crab
Reaching only about 3 cm (1.2 in) in width, the Singapore stream crab is a critically endangered species of freshwater crab found in Singapore. Discovered as late as in 1986, this tiny crab lives in streams running through undisturbed forests of Singapore; however, rapid urbanization of the city-state has driven it to the brink of extinction.
Also known as the Takhi and Dzungarian horse, the Przewalski’s horse is the last surviving subspecies of the wild horse. It was once driven to extinction in the wild (primarily through interbreeding with domesticated horses) but recent reintroduction efforts have grown and sustained several small wild populations in Mongolia.
The swift parrot is a strikingly-colored, slim, medium-sized parrot native to Australia. The bird breeds only in Tasmania; then it flies across the Bass Strait to forage on the flowering eucalypti on the Australian mainland. Predation and habitat loss are the main reasons why the wild population of this parrot has dwindled dramatically.
Measuring up to 7.5 m (25 ft) in length, the common sawfish is a large species of the sawfish. Inhabiting coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, river mouths, and sometimes even freshwater in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, this bizarrely looking fish is now very rare as it has been suffering from over-fishing.