Top 5 rare animals
- Category: Misc
- Created on Saturday, 17 November 2012 13:35
- Written by Emily Lawrence
On our planet there are many beautiful animals that are familiar to us, but there are animals that are very rare and you probably never heard of them! These animals are rare because they are endangered and they have very small chances for surviving and might disappear forever. It’s known that there are 35 different animals in the world with populations of under 1000. But we’ve rounded up a list of the Top 5 rare animals, so take a look and find out which are the rarest animals on the planet!
Rarest animals on the planet
Yangtze River Dolphin (Baiji)
Yangtze River Dolphin or also called the Chinese River Dolphin is one of the rarest mammals in the world. This realy rare animal has become a victim of China’s industrialization and is competing for food with the humans. In the world there are only a few tens of these mid-size dolphins. In 2007, a Chinese photographer managed to capture an image of Baiji. There have been news that this species is extinct, but experts are still searching for some members.
Golden Tabby Tiger
The Golden Tabby Tiger is extremely rare animal and can be found only in captivity. The very rare color variation of this cat is a result of a recessive gene. There are only about 30 of these wild animals in the world. The Golden Tabby tigers or Strawberry tigers are known for being very intelligent and beautiful and because of that they are perfect pets for private owners and zoos.
This rare animal is one of the five rhinoceros types with less than 60 animals surviving only in Vietnam and Indonesia. Rhino is the rarest large mammal in the world. Their chance of surviving is very small, because it’s believed that the horn of Javan Rhino have medicinal uses.
Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat
Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat lives on the Seychelles Islands, north of Madagascar. These bats live in harem colonies and it’s believed that exist only 100 of them. They have high reproductive potential, but because of the need to change the locations, their survival has not been successful. But scientist believe that 500 individuals are enough to guarantee long-term persistence of the population.
Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is also one of the rarest large mammals in the world and also critically endangered. They are able to breed faster than the normal wombats, and can be found in a national park near Epping Forest Station in Queensland. Currently there are only 130 Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats alive in the world.