Pictures .. 20 rare animals that the world will not see soon

Pulitzer Prize-winning researcher Elizabeth Colbert says the world is rapidly heading toward a sixth wave of extinction, due to human behavior that threatens the survival of many rare animals.

Bestlifeonline offered a list of 20 endangered animals that are still alive.

Asian rhinoceros

It can be considered (a relative of the cow) and lives in north-central Vietnam. It has unusually long and straight horns and striking markings, but is threatened by hunting and the destruction of its forest habitat by the timber industry.


At first glance, this animal appears well protected, with scales covering every inch of its body, which it puts to good use by curling up into a ball when it feels threatened.

But these tough animals are threatened by smugglers who consider their meat a delicacy and their shell a cure for everything from asthma to arthritis. Of the eight species found throughout Asia and Africa, two are on the endangered list.

Black hook gibbon

These monkeys live in southern China, as well as Laos and Vietnam, and have arms almost twice as long as their bodies, making them the longest arms (relative to their bodies) of any primate.

The number of gibbons has decreased by more than 80% in the last 45 years, due to hunting and habitat loss. Currently, their number ranges between 1,300 and 2,000 only.

red wolf

This creature is considered thinner and smaller than its gray wolf relatives. He lives in the Midwest, from the United States. It is threatened with extinction due to the reduction of its territory by an estimated 99.7%.

Eastern lowland gorilla

The largest of the four subspecies of gorilla. Their diet depends on fruits and plants. But survival in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo proved challenging.

These gorillas are suffering because of the destruction of their habitat in the eastern lowlands. Scientists estimate that their number has halved since the mid-1990s.

Mouse lemur

Discovered in Madagascar just 6 years ago, this big-eyed mouse is facing extinction due to habitat loss.

Cozumel raccoon

The smallest species of raccoon found on the island of Cozumel in Mexico, and it is one of the most endangered animals in the world, due to tourism activities on the island, and only 955 of them survived.

Nicobar Shrew

This small mammal lives in the southern part of Great Nicobar Island in India, and spends most of its time hidden among fallen leaves in the tropical forest. It is critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Black spider monkey

Also known as the red-faced spider monkey, this animal is found in eastern South America (north of the Amazon River). Their numbers are estimated to have halved in the last 45 years due to threats from hunting and deforestation.

Elvira war

These greyish-white rodents are found in the Eastern Ghats of India, spending time in the rocky habitats of scrub forests. Due to the deterioration of habitat conditions, especially logging and mining, it is seriously endangered.

dwarf pig

These dark gray pigs have short legs and tails, which make them better at breaking through the thick grass of Manas National Park in Assam, India. It is estimated that their total number is less than 250.

A bat with a monkey face

The animal has a wingspan of about 150 centimeters, with black fur and unique double teeth that allow it to better open the coconut. He lives on the Solomon Islands in Papua New Guinea. Deforestation and disturbance have had a negative impact on this species.

wild camel

With a long, curved neck, long legs and bushy eyelashes to reduce damage from sandstorms, this creature is well equipped to cope with its native climate of Mongolia and China. But drought and habitat degradation have affected these animals, and their numbers are now estimated to be less than 1,000.

Dwarf three-toed sloths

First identified as a separate species in 2001, this species can only be found on the isolated island of Isla Escudo de Veraguas in Panama.

Hyrol antelope

The rarest antelope in the world, numbering less than 500, this herbivorous animal has long, sharp horns. It lives in north-eastern Kenya and south-western Somalia and is threatened by overgrazing by local farmers and deforestation by poaching.

Helen Shan Becca

From the rabbit family, it lives on rock fields and meadows in the Helan Mountains in China, and feeds on grass, dry grass and tree leaves. It is threatened by deforestation, which is why it is included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


These furry, black marsupials live in the Torricelli Mountains of Papua New Guinea, where they feed on vines, ferns and leaves. However, their numbers have been dwindling due to attacks by an increasing number of people, and it is believed that there are no more than 100 of them today.

Indonesian bear

These bears have thick gray fur with olive green eyes and a bright yellow nose, and were found on the Indonesian islands of Sangye and Salibabo. Fishing pressure on both islands has left these creatures at risk.


This marine mammal is considered one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, and was first discovered in 1958. They prefer the shallow waters of the Gulf of California in Mexico and stay away from ships, but illegal fishing nets have caused their numbers to decline, with only 30 left. .

Giant Montjack

These mammals are found in the mountains and hills of Vietnam and eastern Cambodia. They are characterized by dark brown fur and impressive horns, and were first discovered in 1994. The local population tends to hunt animals for meat, which has contributed to a serious decline in their numbers.

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