The World’s 10 Most Rare Animals!

An updated list of the world’s 10 most rarest animals. Read to know more about Lonesome George and his company.

Helpless to human cruelties, natural calamities, competitions for food with other animals and modernization, these animals could only whisper and cried… HELP! Studies done in 2010, revealed that about 35 species of animals have global populations of less 1000. Below is a compilation of the 10 most rarest animals in the world. Read and learn! Who knows, this may be your last time to see them, before they totally disappear forever.

10. Red Wolf

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The red wolf (Canis lupus rufus), is one of two species of wolves still roaming the marsh areas of the southeastern USA. Much smaller than gray wolf, fully-grown adults can reach 26 inches at shoulder‘s length and weigh from 50-80 lbs. The red wolf coat is normally brown with some shade of black and gray. An excellent night hunter, red wolf feeds on small mammals like rodents, rabbits, raccoon, muskrats and occasionally deer.  

Due to hunting, habitat disruption, and inter-breeding with coyotes, red wolves population almost made it to the brink of extinction. In 1973, concern authorities initiated a breeding program and all remaining red wolves were captured. By 1980, this species of canid became extinct in the wild. The breeding program was successful, and by 1987, animals born in captivity were re-introduced into North Carolina. Currently, red wolves population stands at 300 captive wolves, scattered in over 30 captive breeding facilities. A hundred more is freely roaming the wild. 

9. Iberian Lynx

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Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus), is the world’s most endangered species of cat. Formerly widespread in Spain and Portugal, the Iberian lynx is now confined in Andalusia; inhabiting woodlands and open pasture feeding primarily on rabbits. Smaller than other lynx, adults measure around 85 to 110 cm long, stand 60 -70 cm tall and weigh 12.9 kilograms. The Iberian lynx carries a light grey or brownish yellow coat mark with  leopard-like spots. Also, it has short tail.

Slowly losing its habitat, victims of rampant hunting,  and declining numbers of its prey(rabbits), this cat species is on the brink of extinction. Studied done in 2005 revealed that fewer than 200 Iberian lynx,  way below from the 4000 individuals recorded in 1960. Government  still roams freely in the wild. In 2005, full-blown conservation projects were initiated by the Spanish government, and gained positive results. Three cubs were raised in captivity in 2005 and three more cubs in 2009. Though the breeding populations are confined only in Spain, decent progress has been achieved. In 2008, 150 Iberian lynx are recorded in the Sierra Morena area. Authorities are hoping to breed 20 to 40 individuals each year that would be re-introduced to other breeding areas.

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  1. Suni51 Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Very nice article, I really liked reading this. Informative, thanks for sharing


  2. Anupatil Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Nice animals and nice article as usual,good one.Thanks


  3. Bugman Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Thanks that was very interesting love these facts about wildlife as im a zoology major.


  4. Sharif Ishnin Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:26 am

    So sad to see these wonderful animals disappear from the earth. Probably they need to give Lonesome George some viagra :)


  5. ehna72 Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Galing naman…very interesting article. Thanks! :D


  6. xplorer Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

    very interesting article. thanks.


  7. mtrguanlao Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I wish to make an article like this of yours Idol Papaleng! Very informative! Thanks for sharing this!


  8. J M Lennox Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Very interesting Papaleng. It is good to see that at least some attempts are being made to save them from extinction.


  9. PR Mace Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Well done and interesting article. This could be useful for a homework assignment.


  10. The Bling Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I hope we can still save them from disappearing from the face of the earth.


  11. Betty Carew Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Papa all of these animals sadden me but I think most of all Lonesome George. It is sad to think that this may be the last of this species and at the age he is it is quite possible. I hope the mating with these sub species work or we will have lost a species from our earth once again. So very sad. Excellent write and read. The pictures are awesome Papa


  12. pruelpo Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Interesting piece Kabayan. Love those photos.


  13. cyrenjan Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 7:59 am

    liked this! They’re so cute!


  14. webseowriters Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

    A wonderful share


  15. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 8:55 am

    These animals are really rare. Thanks for sharing here, and enjoyable read. Thanks again, papaleng!


  16. orlando javier Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

    very informative article, bro! and the pictures are superb! no wonder you are one of the great writers in the Hall of Fame!
    Congratulations, kabayan!


  17. rejarol Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Amazing article!


  18. nz2rdfox Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    You really took your time gathering the pictures..they are great and informative and the article speaks for the images as well:)

    Great stuff papaleng:)


  19. Lord Banks Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Once again beautiful animals and fantastic pictures! LB


  20. kate smedley Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I agree with Betty about Lonesome George. I’d not heard of many of these animals at all. A beautiful article papaleng, informative and with great photos.


  21. Mr Arrogant Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I would love to actually see these animals as i’m an animal freak.

    this article really pleased me.
    thanks!


  22. The Quail 1957 Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Excellent article my friend! It was also very educational too and I loved the pictures! Especially the red wolf.


  23. Stable Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    It is so sad that these wonderful creatures are facing extinction. Brilliantly written article with great pictures papa


  24. sunnykumar786 Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    great work. keep it up.

    .
    SK


  25. emzlee19 Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    so amazing tlaga ang article nyo…wawa nmn ung mga animals na un…nice one!


  26. bobie Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    nice share paps .. just amazed with the red wolf .


  27. Brenda Nelson Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    more people mean fewer other animals, we can try breeding them and reintroducing them but in the long run our hunger for resources rapes their habitat and destroys species.


  28. albert1jemi Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing


  29. Freethinking Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I found the article and pictures to both be marvelous. My personal favorites are the Marmot and Red Wolf.


  30. Cinders Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    It is an absolute travesty that we could lose these species. A wonderfully written and enlightening article. I personally think the marmot looks truly adorable.


  31. joan retiro Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Amazing facts. This is the kind of article that you don’t get to read everyday.:)


  32. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    It is such a shame to see these rare animals becoming almost extinct. I just hope that our efforts to prevent this are successful and I do hope Lonesome George is happy with his new mates.
    A very good post.

    Christine


  33. Val Mills Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Poor Lonesome George. Hope the activity isn’t too much for him! I never knew there were fresh water dolphins.


  34. rubielee Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    sana di sila ma ubos,nice paps


  35. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I like the Baiji….cool!


  36. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Very informative and educational. Hope those animals will not become extinct.


  37. LCM Linda Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Well researched and written. Really surprise to know these animals having so few numbers of them in the world now. Hope all the saving efforts are effective. Great share.


  38. gaby7 Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

    They truly are rare! Sad thing is that they are also endangered!


  39. SowmyaT Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Interesting Article


  40. FX777222999 Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Very informative indeed!


  41. lonelyplanet Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Wow…an amazing post.


  42. Linvio Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    wonderful list… i wish to see them all in person…


  43. Ima Vee Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

    No doubt kung bakit nasa Hall of famers… :D
    Ang galing talaga… Your articles really capture
    the interest of readers.. :]


  44. jemialbert Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    thanks for sharing


  45. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, I do hope they can be saved, Wolves, eagles and wild cats have been released in the mountains in our area. And now I see eagles that I have never seen before. My sister says wolves come near her home at the foot of the mountain and my granddaughter says wild cats come into their yard. That sounds hopeful to me but this might be only a drop in the bucket.


  46. Payge Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    As usual an awesome post with great pictures though it took me awhile to read this.Most of these animals I did not know existed and defiantly learned something.A job well dont my friend!


  47. Angela Faith Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Wonderful article. The Red Wolf is often confused with the coyote
    It is said these animals are endangered. Well composed and interesting.


  48. The Soul Explorer Says...

    On January 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    You’re right papaleng, those animals are rare.


  49. heidiefernandez Says...

    On January 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Mala animal sa bagsik ang iyong panulat Papaleng….Cheers!


  50. eddiego65 Says...

    On January 28, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Informative article.


  51. tiffi Says...

    On January 29, 2011 at 1:47 am

    This is going to sound really hippy but: ” Love the world and the environment and save as much as you can for future generations.”- me ;)
    Great share!


  52. Likha Says...

    On January 29, 2011 at 4:45 am

    It’s good you devoted an article to our endangered animals. They are increasing by the day and we need to beef up our advocacy and campaign efforts to save them.


  53. valli Says...

    On January 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Fascinating animals.


  54. Poetic Enigma Says...

    On January 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Great post…vary informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing.


  55. culprit pontiff Says...

    On January 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    it’s just now thaT i hapen to visit your article paps..
    it’s very informative..
    i really love the lynx..


  56. corecz Says...

    On February 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    great article. Thanks


  57. janesteban Says...

    On February 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Very interesting share… thanks.



  58. Rishi Mayal Says...

    On February 7, 2011 at 12:11 am

    very nice articles,nice to know about these beautiful animals.sad to know that these rare animals are going to disappear


  59. spencer Says...

    On February 21, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Poor George.


  60. HBK Says...

    On February 24, 2011 at 4:00 am

    what about the amur lepoard? there are only 30 to 35 believed to be left in the wild!


  61. Heloni Lynn Says...

    On March 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Very kewl; nice choice in images too they make all the difference.


  62. tayla Says...

    On January 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

    i love all animal (( not bugs )) but i love them all and i will fight for there lives and will risk mine for theres it is a shame we have to watch them suffer D’:


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