Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Top 5 Endangered Animals

There are a large number of animals out there that are on the edge of extinction. I have listed below the top 5 rarest animals among the whole world. Now known that these are the rarest animals at the time, action has been taken to help save these beautiful animals.

Here are the world’s rarest animals. Some of them could already be extinct but all we know is that there are people out there that care. All around the world there have been researchers and scientists to gather these rare animals in hope of repopulating these species. Do your part in caring for animals and take care of your pets and report anyone who is abusing Any type of animal.

The Pinta Island Tortoise

This tortoise from the Galapagos Islands is the rarest animal of them all. There is only one of them still alive. They were said to be extinct 30 years ago until a ranger happen to find one. They have been searching for a female tortoise so they can get the Pinta Island Tortoise back on the map.


The Baiji is better known as the river dolphin. They are usually found outside of china. The reason that has caused these mammals to become so rare is the fact that these dolphins were competing for their food with the human race. The humans would hunt fish and it just so happened to be what these rare dolphins eat. There have been reports that this species is now extinct and they are in search of them as we speak.

The Vancouver Island Marmot

This rare animal can be found in the Vancouver Islands in British Columbia. They are said to congregate in the mountainous regions. In the year 2000, the canadian researchers found the population of these rare animals to be at an all time low of just 75. They have since then put about half of that number in rehab facilities where they are trying to mate them and get the population back up to around 400 - 500 individual Marmots.

Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat

They can be found just north of Madagascar in the Seychelles Islands. There is said to be less then 100 of these bats left here on earth. Scientists don’t know much about this specific type of bat but it is said that an amount of 500 or more would be enough to keep this species from becoming extinct.

Javan Rhino

There is said to be only around 50 of this type of Rhino left and researchers have noticed that they were only found in Indonesia and Vietnam. The animal has been poached for its horn and is said to be used for medical reasons. The humans have caused this animal to become one of the top five rarest animals in the world.

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