There's so many beautiful and unique animal species on our earth, but do you know about which is the rarest animal on earth today? These creatures are hidden in places like deep sea or on the cave, They also listed as the critically endangered animal species today. so that's why they're hard to find. We have many post about animal before such as the smartest animal, and the critically endangered animal species, Mysterious Animal, Weirds and Strange animals and now how about if we concern about this rarest animal found on earth?
here's the list of the rarest animal found on earth. have you met these animal?
Solenodon are small mammals that originated from Cuba and Hispanola. this creatures is very similar to the rats in the fact that he has a long snout and scaly tail. their species resemble very closely those that lived near the end of the age of the dinosaur, Solenodon have a flexible snout as opposed to other mice kesturi. the typical of these animals is the fact that this animal is very venomous .Solenodon are the only mammals that can inject their prey with snake venom. There's only 2 species of this solenodon found on earth today which is Cuba and Hispaniola solenodon.
Kakapo means night parrot, they was the only parrots that can not fly. they choose to walk or ride from place to place. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A certain combination of traits makes it unique among its kind. This rare bird can be found in New Zealand and is often referred to as owl parrot. This creature also established as the biggest parrots, weighing up to eight kilograms. The Kakapo is critically endangered; as of February 2010, only 131 kakapo left in the world. (see the conservation status of kakapo in wikipedia, this species was listed on Critically endangered)
Olm or sometimes called as Proteus are amphibians who lives on the subterranean waters of caves of the Dinaric karst of southern Europe. It lives in the waters that flow underground through this extensive limestone region including waters of the Soča river basin near Trieste in Italy, It has a long white body, with four small legs . at a first glance it looks very similar to small snakes, The olm's body is snakelike, 20–30 cm (8–12 in) long, with some specimens reaching up to 40 centimetres (16 in). The trunk is cylindrical, uniformly thick, and segmented with regularly spaced furrows at the myomere borders. The tail is relatively short, laterally flattened, and surrounded by a thin fin. The limbs are small and thin, with a reduced number of digits compared to other amphibians: the front legs have three digits instead of the normal four, and the rear have two digits instead of five. Its body is covered by a thin layer of skin, which contains very little of the pigment riboflavin, this creatures spend their entire lives in underground caves. This creatures also has a poorly developed eyes and we can say that they was completely blind. but even Olm can not see that does not mean they're helpless, Olm was gifted with a great hearing and smell sense. (conservation status : Vulnerable)
This bat creatures also known as Kitti's Hog Nose Bat, is a vulnerable species of bat and the only member of the family Craseonycteridae. It occurs in western Thailand and southeast Burma, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers, Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat is the smallest species of bat and arguably the world's smallest mammal, Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat is about 29 to 33 mm (1.1 to 1.3 in) in length and 2 g (0.071 oz) in mass. It has a reddish-brown or grey coat, with a distinctive pig-like snout. Colonies range greatly in size, with an average of 100 individuals per cave. (conservation status : Vulnerable)
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis is a species of amphibian in the Ichthyophiidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, plantations , rural gardens, urban areas, heavily degraded former forest, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural land. This creature has a long body like a snake with its sharp tail.Ichthyophis Kohtaoensis has a dark gray body with a yellow belly. one features that makes this Ichthyophis Kohtaoensis unique is the fact that it has two muscles that control jaw.
Frilled shark is a rarity in the Animal world. Until the nineteenth century researchers think that this species was completely extinct with dinosaurs. but, this proved to be incorrect, because many fishermen had caught this frilled shark. It has been caught as deep as 1,570 m (5,150 ft), whereas in Suruga Bay, Japan it is most common at depths of 50–200 m (160–660 ft). Exhibiting several "primitive" features, the frilled shark has often been termed a "living fossil". It reaches a length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and has a dark brown, eel-like body with the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins placed far back. Its common name comes from the frilly or fringed appearance of the gill slits, of which there are six pairs with the first pair meeting across the throat.
Monito del Monte
Monito del monte was also called as the little mountain monkey, is a diminutive marsupial native only to southwestern South America (Chile and Argentina). It is the only extant species in the ancient order Microbiotheria, and the sole New World representative of the superorder Australidelphia (all other New World marsupials are members of Ameridelphia). It is sometimes called the colocolo, but not often because there is also a wild cat which shares the name. The species is nocturnal and arboreal, and lives in thickets of Chilean bamboo in the Valdivian temperate rain forests of the southern Andes, These small marsupial has a brown fur and large pointy ears and a long tail, this animal was known for the large eyes and the fact that he lives in rainforest trees, their long tails helps them swing from the branches in order to travel.
Addax also called as the screwhorn antelope, this antelope species was also listed as the critically endangered species. this creatures lived on sahara desert, The Addax stands about 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder and its weight varies from 60 to 120 kilograms (130 to 260 lb). The coloring of their coat varies with the season. In the winter it is greyish brown with white hind quarters and legs. In the summer, the coat turns almost completely white or sandy blonde. Their head is marked with brown or black patches that form an X over their nose. They have a scraggly beard and prominent red nostrils. Long black hairs stick out between their curved and spiraling horns ending in a short mane on the neck. Horns, found on both males and females, have two to three twists and can reach 80 centimetres (31 in) in females and 120 centimetres (47 in) in males. Their tail is short and slender, ending in a puff of hair. The hooves are broad with flat soles and strong dewclaws to help them walk on soft sand, Addax has a square teeth like a cow.
Dugong is a large marine mammal which, together with the manatees, The dugong has been hunted for thousands of years for its meat and oil. Traditional hunting has great cultural significance throughout its range, With its long lifespan of 70 years or more, and slow rate of reproduction, the dugong is especially vulnerable to extinction, Dugong can be found Dugongs are found in warm coastal waters from the Pacific Ocean to the coast of Africa, along an estimated 140,000 kilometres (86,992 mi) of coastline between 26° and 27° degrees to the north and south of the equator. the dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hind limbs, instead possessing paddle-like forelimbs used to manoeuvre. It is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. The dugong is heavily dependent on seagrasses for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats where they grow.
Saola is by far the rarest mammals in earth, They was also known as the Asian Unicorn or VuQuang Ox or VuQuang Bovid, this creatures is native to Vietnam and Laos. The saola stands about 85 cm at the shoulder and weighs approximately 90 kg. The coat is a dark brown with a black stripe along the back. Its legs are darkish and there are white patches on the feet, and white stripes vertically across the cheeks, on the eyebrows and splotches on the nose and chin. All saolas have slightly backward-curved horns, which grow to half a meter in length. found only in the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos, They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 300 to 1800 m above sea level. These regions are distant from human settlements, covered primarily in evergreen or mixed evergreen and deciduous woodlands. The species seems to prefer edge zones of the forests.
Saola stay in mountain forests during the wet seasons, when water in streams and rivers is abundant, and move down to the lowlands in winter. They are shy and never enter cultivated fields or come close to villages. To date, all known captive saola have died, leading to the belief that this species cannot live in captivity.
Via : Wikipedia