10 of the World’s Rarest Animal Breeds

Javan Rhino: With only around 60 individuals left, the Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest large mammals on Earth.

Amur Leopard: The Amur leopard is one of the most critically endangered big cats, with only around 100 individuals left in the wild.

Hainan Gibbon: The Hainan gibbon is one of the rarest primates in the world, with only around 30 individuals remaining.

Saola: The saola, also known as the Asian unicorn, is a critically endangered species of mammal found in Vietnam and Laos.

Vaquita: The vaquita is a critically endangered porpoise found in the Gulf of California. It is estimated that fewer than 10 individuals remain due to bycatch in fishing nets.

Northern White Rhino: The northern white rhinoceros is functionally extinct in the wild, with only two females remaining, both in captivity.

Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle: With only three known individuals left, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle is one of the rarest turtle species in the world. It is found in China and Vietnam.

Philippine Eagle: The Philippine eagle is one of the rarest and most powerful birds of prey, with an estimated 400 pairs remaining.

Giant Panda: While their population has been increasing due to conservation efforts, giant pandas are still considered a rare species.

Iberian Lynx: The Iberian lynx is one of the most endangered cat species in the world, with only around 400 individuals remaining.