10 rare animals that are almost impossible to see in the wild
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These days, when our planet is facing a number of serious problems such as uncontrolled overpopulation, devastating pollution, and unprecedented climate change, more and more animals are disappearing and disappearing.
1. Dusky Gopher Frog.
A very rare species of frog that lives in the southern United States. This stocky, medium-sized frog was once common in parts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. However, it currently numbers less than 250 individuals living in two small ponds in southern Mississippi.
2 California Condor
With a wingspan of up to 3 m, the California condor is the largest bird in North America. In 1987, this magnificent bird became extinct in the wild when the last 27 individuals were captured and included in breeding programs. Four years later, the bird was reintroduced into its natural habitat. Despite these resettlement efforts, its wild population is still very small.
3. Madagascar beak-breasted turtle.
An extremely rare animal native to Madagascar, the Angonoka tortoise is the most endangered tortoise in the world. Found only in the Bay Area of northwest Madagascar, this turtle is known for its distinctive, beautifully decorated shells, suffering from habitat destruction and overhunting. There may only be about 200 left.
4. Przewalski's horse.
The Przewalski's horse, also known as the takhi and the Dzungarian horse, is the last surviving subspecies of the wild horse. It was once driven to extinction in the wild (mainly by crossing with domesticated horses), but recent reintroduction efforts have resulted in the growth and maintenance of several small wild populations in Mongolia.
5. Florida cougar.
A rare subspecies of the cougar, the Florida cougar is one of the most notable examples of an endangered, endangered animal. By the 1970s, its population had drastically declined to about 20 remaining cougars in the wild. Recent conservation efforts have increased its population, but the big cat still faces countless challenges in its struggle to survive.
6. Javan rhinoceros.
Approximately 60 - 70 of the last individuals survive in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia, so the Javan rhino is probably the rarest large mammal in the world. The species was once common in Southeast Asia and even China and India, but poaching and habitat destruction have driven the Javan rhinoceros to the brink of extinction.
7. Mountain gorilla.
One of two subspecies of the eastern gorilla, the mountain gorilla is an extremely rare gorilla that suffers from poaching, habitat destruction, and disease. Currently, there are two separate populations of this species - one lives in the Virunga mountains in Central Africa, and the other in the impenetrable Bwindi National Park in Uganda.
8. Far Eastern leopard.
The Amur leopard, also known as the Amur leopard and the Manchurian leopard, is a very rare, endangered leopard that has adapted to life in the forests of southeast Russia and northeast China. In 2015, it was estimated that less than 60 of these amazing animals lived in the wild.
9. Siamese crocodile.
Also known by many other names such as crocodile de Siam or Baja, the Siamese crocodile is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Southeast Asia. Over the last hundred years, habitat destruction and hunting have wiped out the crocodile from 99% of its natural habitat; now only about 250 individuals remain in the wild.
10. Hainan gibbon.
Of all the 504 known primate species, the rarest and most vulnerable is found on only one tropical island in southern China. The majestic and mysterious Hainan gibbon is confined to one small patch of forest where only about 25 of these rare animals remain. Deforestation and hunting are the main reasons why this primate is on the verge of extinction.
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