Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

This is the most endangered antelope on earth. They can only be found in portions of Somalia and Kenya, and were almost entirely wiped out in the 80s due to a viral disease. Today there are about 500 left.

The Hainan gibbon is found only on a small island in China. Within that island, they can only be found in a small piece of forest. There are only 25 of these things left in the wild.

Once prominent in the waters of Southeast Asia, these beasts have been decimated over the last century, bringing their population down to less than 250.

Once prominent in the waters of Southeast Asia, these beasts have been decimated over the last century, bringing their population down to less than 250.

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There are fewer than 60 of these beautiful beasts still roaming the southern parts of Russia and Northern China.

Found in Australia, because duh, the tree lobster is an incredibly rare thing to witness, as mice have nearly wiped out their entire existence.

With only 80 of these still left on earth, this species is critically endangered. They are now only found on a small island off the coast of Panama.

Once a common sight to see in the Southern United States, these little guys are now only found in two small Mississippi ponds. Their numbers are now at a mere 250 total.

The most endangered tortoise in the world, the Angonoka is found only in Madagascar. Thanks to over-hunting and destruction of their natural habitat, there are only about 200 left on earth.

The rarest marine animal in the world, the Vaquita can be found off the coast of California. Illegal fishing and accidental drowning (from being caught in nets) has brought these things to the brink of extinction.

The mountain gorilla population has been decimated over the years thanks to a combination of poaching, disease, and destruction of habitat. Today there are only two “populations” of the species- one of which live in a national park.

Now found in only in the most minuscule of numbers, this beautiful bird was once found all over Australia. Today, habitat loss has forced them to live and breed only in Tasmania.

Due to their natural habitat being taken away from them, the Florida Panther was once brought down to only 20 remaining in the wild. Thanks to conservation efforts, the numbers have been brought back up, but they still are incredibly rare to see in nature.

Once prominent over the skies of the massive island of Madagascar, these large birds of prey are now only found in the Northwestern part of the island. There are now only about 120 breeding pairs of them left.

Habitat destruction has brought these once prominent mammals (found in Southern Asia) down to numbers less than 100. And these remaining rhinos aren’t even found in the wild, they are only found in Ujung Kulon National Park.

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