9 Rarest Animals In The World

30/OCTOBER /2023

Javan Rhino 

The Javan rhinoceros is one of the world's rarest rhino species, with only a few individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Their population is critically low, likely less than 70 individuals.

Amur leopard 

The Amur leopard is one of the rarest big cats in the world, with an estimated population of only 84 individuals in the wild as of 2021. They are native to the Russian Far East and parts of China. 


The addax is an antelope that previously ranged across the deserts of Africa. Today, you can only find them in the Termit Tin Toumma region of Niger.

Hainan Gibbon 

The beautiful Hainan gibbon is a victim of hunting and habitat loss, forcing its ever-dwindling numbers down to just 25 and thus making it the rarest ape on the planet.  


The vaquita, the world's rarest marine mammal, is found exclusively in Mexico's Gulf of California. Discovered in the late 1950s, it has been fighting for survival against fishing nets and illegal operations ever since.  

Red wolf 

The rare red wolf, native to the southeastern United States, is one of the most endangered canids in the world. With only a few remaining in the wild, conservation efforts are critical to their survival.


The Gharial, a rare and unique crocodilian species, is distinguished by its long, slender snout. Found primarily in the rivers of northern India and Nepal, this critically endangered reptile is a symbol of the challenges facing freshwater ecosystems in South Asia.


The saola, a rare and elusive mammal, is critically endangered and inhabits the forests of Laos and Vietnam. Its distinctive straight horns and secretive nature make it one of the world's most enigmatic and endangered species. 

Chinese giant  salamander 

The Chinese giant salamander, Earth's largest amphibian, faces critical endangerment primarily due to habitat loss and exploitation for the pet trade and traditional medicine.