Rare Animals

Rare animals are categorized as scarce, relatively uncommon, and barely encountered. Plants or animal species with a population of 10,000 or less than that are considered rare. Though most of the endangered species are rare and have a risk of becoming extinct eventually, there is a thin line of distinction between rarity and extinction. All ‘Vulnerable’ or ‘Endangered’ species aren’t rare if they have a large and widely distributed population. According to the IUCN, ‘rare’ is a term designated for species inhabiting isolated geographical areas. They aren’t endangered, but ‘at risk’.

Rare Animals

List of Animals that are Rare around the World

  • Addax – Population in the wild – 100
  • African Wild Dog Population in the wild – 6600
  • Alagoas Curassow Population in the wild -130
  • Amur Leopard – Population in the wild – 60-80
  • Asiatic Lion – Population in the wild –523
  • Banded Ground-Cuckoo– Population in the wild – 600-1700
  • Binturong – Population in the wild – 600-1700
  • Black Rhino – Population in the wild – 6100
  • Black-footed Ferret – Population in the wild – 350
  • Black-spotted Cuscus – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Blue Whale – Population in the wild – Northern Hemisphere: 3-4,000; Southern Hemisphere: 5-10,000
  • Borneo Pygmy ElephantPopulation in the wild – 1,500
  • Californian Condor – Population in the wild – 113
  • Cebu Flowerpecker – Population in the wild – 85-105
  • Chacoan Peccary – Population in the wild – 3,000 -5,000
  • Cheetah – Population in the wild – 7,000
  • Colombian Dwarf Gecko – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Cross River Gorilla – Population in the wild – 200-300
  • Cuban Greater Funnel-eared Bat – Population in the wild – 500-800
  • Dama Gazelle – Population in the wild – 400-600
  • Diana Monkey – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • El Rincon Stream Frog– Population in the wild – 200-300
  • Elephant Shrew – Population in the wild – 15,000-24,000
  • Elkhorn Coral – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Ganges River Dolphin- Population in the wild – 2500-3000
  • Gaur – Population in the wild – 15,000-35,000
  • Gharial – Population in the wild –1,500
  • Giant Panda – Population in the wild –1,800
  • Gobi Bear– Population in the wild –51
  • Greater Bamboo Lemur – Population in the wild –100-160
  • Hainan Giibbon – Population in the wild –30
  • Hawaiian Monk Seal – Population in the wild –1500
  • Hawksbill Turtle – Population in the wild –8000
  • Hine’s Emerald – Population in the wild –200
  • Hirola-  Population in the wild – 500
  • Hispaniolan Solenodon – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Hooded Grebe – Population in the wild – 800-900
  • Ili Pika – Population in the wild – 1000
  • Indian RhinocerosPopulation in the wild – 84
  • Javan RhinocerosPopulation in the wild – 67
  • KakapoPopulation in the wild – 250
  • Kashmir Stag – Population in the wild – 100
  • Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle– Population in the wild – 7000-9000
  • Key Tree Cactus – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Largetooth Sawfish – Population in the wild – 5000
  • LigerPopulation in the wild – Unknown
  • Lion-tailed Macaque – Population in the wild – 2500
  • Malayan TigerPopulation in the wild – 150
  • Maui’s Dolphin – Population in the wild – 100
  • Mediterranean Monk Seal – Population in the wild – 600-700
  • Mountain Gorilla Population in the wild – 1063
  • Narrow-ridged Finless Porpoise – Population in the wild – 2000
  • Nilgiri Tahr – Population in the wild – 700
  • Northern Bald Ibis – Population in the wild – 500
  • Northern Darwin’s Frog – Population in the wild – 40-230
  • Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat – Population in the wild – 140
  • Pangolin Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Peacock Tarantula – Population in the wild – 150
  • Philippine Crocodile – Population in the wild – 100
  • Philippine Eagle Population in the wild – 400 (pairs)
  • Plains Bison – Population in the wild – 15,000
  • Ploughshare TortoisePopulation in the wild – 400
  • Purple Frog – Population in the wild – 135
  • Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth- Population in the wild – 100
  • Red PandaPopulation in the wild – 10,000
  • Red Wolf Population in the wild – 20
  • Rondo Dwarf Galago – Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Rusty-patched Bumblebee– Population in the wild – Unknown
  • Saola – Population in the wild – 750
  • Seneca White Deer – Population in the wild – 200-300
  • Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat – Population in the wild – 80-90
  • Snow Leopard – Population in the wild – 4,500-7,500
  • South China Tiger – Population in the wild – 3000
  • Sumatran Rhino – Population in the wild – 80
  • Sunda Island Tiger – Population in the wild – 400
  • Tapanuli Orangutan – Population in the wild – 800
  • Vaquita – Population in the wild – 10
  • White-Winged Flufftail – Population in the wild – 10
  • Wild Bactrian Camel – Population in the wild – 1100

FAQs

Q. Which are the rare animals of Australia?

Numbat, Gouldian Finch, Mountain Pygmy-possum, Regent Honeyeater, Orange-bellied Parrot

Q. Which are the rare albino animals in the world?

Albino axolotl, albino turtle, albino hummingbird, albino alligator

Q. Which are the rare Mexican animals?

Vaquita, Mexican Wolf, Mexican Prairie Dog

Q. Which is the rarest endangered animal?

Vaquita

Q. Which are the rare Amazon forest animals?

Amazonian jaguar, poison dart frog, South American tapir, golden lion tamarin

Q. Which are the rare African animals?

Ethiopian wolf, black rhino, white rhino, pangolin, mountain gorilla, African wild dog

Q. Which are the weird rare animals?

Sparklemuffin, harpy eagle, coatimundi, axoloti

Q. Which are the rare sea animals?

Vaquita, Florida manatee, Hawaiian monk seal

Q. Which are the rare black animals?

Black panther, black deer, black rat snake, black wolf

Q. Which is the rarest animal in Yellowstone National Park?

Jackalope

Q. Which is the rarest animal in Death Valley?

Pupfish