The rarest animals are endangered species
The world's rarest animals are not necessarilymust be strange and incomprehensible, often they are all familiar with, just do not know that these animals are on the verge of extinction. Although there are absolutely extraordinary creatures among them.
To such section of the Red Book as the rarestthere is a large panda, of which there are no more than 700 animals worldwide. Most of the species live in Chinese nature reserves and practically do not occur in the wild. These black and white animals are already recognized as China's national treasure, so no one was surprised when a farmer who shot and killed a panda was sentenced to life imprisonment.
It's sad, but for todayrare animals of Africa are representatives of the family of large cats - cheetahs and lions. The threat to large cats causes human activity, which is why the historical population of these animals decreased several times. African savannah elephant also has a hard time, representatives of this species number about 700 thousand, but it is still listed in the Red Book as needing protection.
The rarest animals are found in Indonesia andon the island of New Guinea. Among them proehidna is a strange beast, which, like the platypus, has both a beak and a thick coat. Another no less interesting animal is the Komodo monitor or dragon, whose habitat is the Indonesian island of Komodo. These are giant poisonous lizards, which weigh an average of 70 kg, although according to some data, individual individuals reached 166 kg and had a length of more than 3 meters.
The rarest animals of the island of Madagascar arenight lemurs aye-aye, in nature there are only 20 individuals of this unique species. It should be noted that all types of lemurs (there are about 20 of them) are under threat of extinction.
The sad fate of the last representativeGalapagos turtles of the male George. This species can already be considered extinct, since there is only one 100-year-old in the world, and despite a reward of 10,000 dollars, a female of this species could not be found.
The rarest animals of the island of Sumatra areSumatran rhinoceroses, the smallest representatives of this family, even in comparison with the white and black rhinoceros. This species has about 300 individuals and continues to be ruthlessly exterminated due to a valuable horn, the cost of which reaches $ 30,000 per kilogram.
Another rare and rather unusual beast -Pangolin, which in appearance many people take for a representative of the world of reptiles. But this is just a mammal, just choked in scales. This animal is famous for the fact that in case of danger it turns into a ball, which is almost impossible to unfold because of incredibly strong muscles. In addition, it is quite dangerous to do this - scales of pangolin are so sharp that it is easy to cut yourself.
This is a very small list of rare animals. In fact, there are many more: the Chinese river dolphin, the northern wombat, the mountain couscous, the Ethiopian jackal, the eastern mountain gorilla and many other species that need human protection.