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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Bamboo Lemur

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With jaws designed to crack through bamboo, which makes up most of its diet, there are only about 100 of these lemurs left in the rain forests of Madagascar.

24

Spoon Billed Sandpiper

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Living in Northeastern Russia and often found wading through shallow water there are fewer than 1000 of these tiny birds left.

23

Jamaica Rock Iguana

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Although it was declared extinct for many years, it was found again in the remote Hellshire Hills of Jamaica in 1970.

22

Geometric Tortoise

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Living in Cape Province, South Africa this species is now threatened by habitat destruction and predation.

21

Stubfoot Toad

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Not seen since 1995, it lives in lowlands of Ecuador and was found once again in the mid 90s.



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