Rare Animals: The 30 Rarest Animals in the World! 1

Rare Animals: The 30 Rarest Animals in the World!

Rare Animals! In this article, you will learn a list of common rare animals in English with ESL picture and example sentences to help you enhance your vocabulary words.

Rare Animals

List of Rare Animals

  • Pangolin
  • Seneca white deer
  • Elephant shrew
  • Ti-liger
  • Saola
  • Vaquita
  • Yangtze finless porpoise
  • Northern hairy-nosed wombat
  • Amur leopard
  • Hector’s dolphin
  • Borneo pygmy elephant
  • Black-spotted Cuscus
  • Purple frog
  • Hispaniolan solenodon
  • Hooded Grebe
  • Philippine eagle
  • Northern darwin’s frog
  • Pygmy three-toed sloth
  • Seychelles sheath-tailed bat
  • Rondo dwarf galago
  • Colombian dwarf gecko
  • White-winged flufftail
  • Hirola
  • El Rincon stream frog
  • Cebu flowerpecker
  • Mediterranean monk seal
  • Banded ground-cuckoo
  • Largetooth sawfish
  • Chinese giant salamander
  • Chacoan peccary

Rare Animals with Examples

Learn the names of rare animals in English with example sentences.

  • Pangolin

As dusk descends on the mountains, a pangolin emerges from its burrow.

  • Seneca white deer

The Seneca white deer are a rare herd of deer living within the confines of the former Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County, New York.

  • Elephant shrew

The black-and-rufous giant elephant shrew hid in his habitat and refused to come out for afternoon feeding.

  • Ti-liger

Radar is a Ti-Liger (An Offspring of a female liger crossed with a male Tiger).

  • Saola

Laos Found the World’s Rare Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)At the end of August, a Saola was found in a remote area of Laos, which was the first sighting proven during the last ten years.

  • Vaquita

An unknown number of the vaquita, probably in the hundreds, had already been lost.

  • Yangtze finless porpoise

The critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise population is threatened by overfishing, pollution and ship movement.

  • Northern hairy-nosed wombat

The northern hairy-nosed wombat or yaminon is one of three extant species of wombats.

  • Amur leopard

The Amur leopard is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China.

  • Hector’s dolphin

Hector’s dolphins are the smallest and rarest marine dolphins in the world. 

  • Borneo pygmy elephant

The Borneo elephant, also called the Borneo pygmy elephant, is a subspecies of Asian elephant that inhabits northeastern Borneo, in Indonesia and Malaysia.

  • Black-spotted cuscus

The black-spotted cuscus is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae.

  • Purple frog

The purple frog is a frog species belonging to the family Sooglossidae.

  • Hispaniolan solenodon

The two living solenodon species are the Cuban solenodon and the Hispaniolan solenodon.

  • Hooded Grebe

The hooded grebe is a medium-sized grebe found in the southern region of Argentina.

  • Philippine eagle

The Philippine eagle, also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is an endangered species of eagle of the family Accipitridae which is endemic to forests in the Philippines.

  • Northern darwin’s frog

The Chile Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum), also called the northern Darwin’s frog, is one of only two members of the family Rhinotermitidae.

  • Pygmy three-toed sloth

The pygmy three-toed sloth is the smallest of the three-toed sloths and was only recognised as a distinct species in 2001.

  • Seychelles sheath-tailed bat

The Seychelles sheath-tailed bat (Coleura seychellensis) is a sac-winged bat found in the central granitic islands of Seychelles.

  • Rondo dwarf galago

The Rondo dwarf galago (Paragalago rondoensis) or Rondo bushbaby is a species of primate in the family Galagidae.

  • Colombian dwarf gecko

The Colombian dwarf gecko was first discovered in 1964, however, it wasn’t seen again until recently when a new population was discovered more than 100km from its original location.

  • White-winged flufftail

The white-winged flufftail is a very rare African bird in the family Sarothruridae. 

  • Hirola

The hirola, Hunter’s hartebeest or Hunter’s antelope, is a critically endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia.

  • El Rincon stream frog

The Critically Endangered El Rincon stream frog exists on a single plateau in Argentinian Patagonia.

  • Cebu flowerpecker

The Cebu flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor) is a small passerine bird.

  • Mediterranean monk seal

The Mediterranean monk seal is a monk seal belonging to the family Phocidae.

  • Banded ground-cuckoo

The banded ground cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae.

  • Largetooth sawfish

The largetooth sawfish is a species of sawfish, family Pristidae.

  • Chinese giant salamander

The Chinese giant salamander is one of the largest salamanders and one of the largest amphibians in the world.

  • Chacoan peccary

The Chacoan peccary or tagua is the last extant species of the genus Catagonus; it is a peccary found in the Gran Chaco of Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina.

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