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Added by Milena on 10 Oct 2014 05:07
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Of The Rarest Animals In The World

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Snow Leopard

A very rare sight in the wild, when two snow leopard cubs were photographed in the mountains of Tajikistan last year it got a lot of attention.

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Gooty Tarantula

Endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka, civil unrest and deforestation have led to habitat loss.

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Hainan Gibbon

The world’s rarest primate lives on Hainan Island in the South China Sea. There are only 23 left.

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Northern Bald Ibis

With a habitat that used to encompass Morocco, Turkey, and Syria, there are fewer than 200 left in the wild.

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Nelson’s Small-Eared Shrew

Endemic to eastern Mexico, this shrew has suffered from habitat loss due to logging and agriculture.

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Roloway monkey

Formerly residing in the forests of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, it has become nearly extinct primarily due to hunting.

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Araripe Manakin

Due to habitat destruction Brazil has only 779 left in the wild.

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Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad

Not seen since 1995, this toad that lives in Ecuador’s lowlands was found again in 2010.

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Geometric Tortoise

Living in Cape Province, South Africa, this tortoise is threatened by habitat degradation as well as predation.

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Jamaican Rock Iguana

Believed to be extinct for many years, this iguana was found in the remote Hellshire Hills in 1970.

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Spoon-Billed Sandpiper

With breeding grounds in northeastern Russia, there are fewer than 1,000 individuals remaining.

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Luristan Newt

Endemic to the southern Zagros Mountains of Iran, these newts have been highly sought on the black market. As a result there are none left in the wild.

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Found off the coasts of California and Mexico, these are the smallest dolphins in the world. There are only about 200 left.

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Greater Bamboo Lemur

This avid bamboo consumer now lives in a threatened habitat due to mining and illegal logging.

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Red River Giant Softshell Turtle

There are only 4 left and all of them live in captivity.

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Dusky Gopher Frog

The entire population is estimated to be between 60-80 individuals residing in two ponds in Mississippi.

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Also known as the Hunter’s Hartebeest, these antelopes are found in a small region between Kenya and Somalia. There are between 500 and 1,000 left in the wild.

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Sumatran Rhino

Hunted for its horn, there are only about 200 Sumatran Rhinos left in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Common sawfish

As of late, the commons sawfish has become not-so-common and the endangered species is found mostly in the waters off of northern Australia.

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Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

There are about 100 of these wombats left in the wild and all of them live in Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, Australia.

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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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