Top 10 rarest animals in the world

Vaquita is currently the rarest animal in the world, and quite possibly the most endangered, with only about 10 individuals left in the wild.

South China Tiger (also known as the Amoy tiger, South Chinese, Chinese and Xiamen tiger) is unfortunately the most threatened and vulnerable tiger species in the world.

Sumatran Rhino or the Asian Two-horned Rhino is recognizable by its hairy appearance is the rarest of the five remaining species of rhinoceros.

Philippine Crocodile is considered to be the most threatened crocodile species in the world, with fewer than 100 left in the wild and very few in captivity.

Amur Leopard: While many big cat species are facing declining numbers around the world, one of the rarest and most endangered is the Amur Leopard.

Saola: There is no real data on the elusive animal’s current population. Because the Saola has only been seen in the wild a handful of times since its remains were first discovered in 1992.

Cross River Gorilla is unfortunately the most endangered great ape in the world which was first noted in 1907, was largely ignored until it was too late (in 1987) and its population numbers are low.

Northern Bald Ibis is one of the rarest birds in the world, with less than 250 mature individuals remaining in the wild.

Addax or white antelope is on the verge of extinction in its wild habitat of the Sahara Desert, with the size of the wild population ranging from 30 to 90 mature individuals.

Black-footed Ferret was native to the Great Plains of North America and ranged from southern Canada to northern Mexico.