8 Rarest Animals from Around the World

Black and chestnut eagle

The rare black and chestnut eagle, with fewer than 250 adults remaining, inhabits the Andes, facing challenges due to habitat loss and conflicts with expanding communities.

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El Rincon Stream Frogs

El Rincon stream frogs in Argentinian Patagonia face threats from invasive species and habitat loss.

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Northern River Terrapin

Once on the brink of extinction, the Northern river terrapins of India have seen a resurgence through captive breeding and reintroduction programs.

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Dinagat moonrat

Urgent investigations are underway to protect rare endemic species like the Dinagat moonrat and hairy-tailed rat from habitat loss due to mining on Dinagat Island in the Philippines.

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Hirola Antelope

Efforts are ongoing to restore and protect critical grasslands for the survival of the endangered hirola antelope in Kenya and Somalia, addressing habitat loss and other threats.

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Albany adders

Critical survey work is being conducted to locate and safeguard the critically endangered Albany adders in South Africa, threatened by mining and development.

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Roach s mouse-tailed dormouse

Efforts are underway to preserve habitats for the rare Roach s mouse-tailed dormouse in southwestern Bulgaria, addressing threats from habitat conversion and fragmentation.

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Bawean warty pigs

Bawean warty pigs, native to the Indonesian island of Bawean, number only a few hundred. Though closely related to the Javan warty pig, they are a distinct species that likely diverged around 160,000 years ago.

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