35 of the World’s Rarest Animals in Alphabetical Awesomeness


In this world where we talk of settling Mars, where the internet brings the world to us in megabits per second, it’s hard to imagine there’s much left to see on Earth. In truth, Earth is still an alien planet to us in many ways. We’ve identified somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-20% of the species on the planet. That’s around 1.2 to 1.3 million species of fern and fauna. For that reason alone, it would be impossible for any one person to know every animal out there. What follows are 25 you’ve likely never seen before. How many have you seen before? How many in the flesh, er, fur or scale?

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