10 Rare Animals We Would Like to Know More About
Many people are fascinated with animals and enjoy spending their time feeding and observing them. A visit to the zoo is an easy way to observe and learn about animals. A safari is another, more adventurous way to watch animals. Domesticated animals are easy to handle and observe, while wild animals are sometimes ferocious not easily accessible. Yet we would like to know more about the world of animals, especially the rare ones. Learning about rare animals helps us to understand nature better. Would you like to know a little more about them?
Rare animals for curious onlookers:
- The Yellow Footed Tortoise-The Yellow Footed Tortoise – The yellow footed tortoise is the largest species of the Testudinidae family and resides in the Amazon valley. It has yellow limbs that are scaled.
- Polar Bear– Polar bears are the largest carnivorous animals that live on land. The Polar bear lives only in the North Pole and is covered with a pure white fur coat.
- Tiger– The tiger is the largest carnivore belonging to the cat family. It faces the threat of extinction due to poaching.
- Gorilla-Among the primates, the gorilla is considered to be the physically largest species. Its affinity to human beings is due to its similar behavior and gestures.
- Coelcanth-The coelacanth was long thought of as being extinct as its fossils were excavated. But because of the recent discovery of a living coelacanth, much research is being carried out on the species. The coelacanth is a critically endangered species.
- California condor– The Californian condor is the largest raptor in North America. It cleans up the carcasses of dead animals and is often termed as the “janitor” of nature. Due to its feeding habits, the bird is considered to be a bad omen. It is another critically endangered species.
- Cuban crocodile– The Cuban crocodile is a rare species found only in Cuba. Cuban crocodiles have 66-68 large teeth that are perfect for crushing turtle shells. They get around well both in water and on land.
- Pinta Island Tortoise-The Pinta Island Tortoise belongs to the Giant Galapagos tortoises. It is the rarest type of Galapagos tortoise as there is only one of its kind living. George is the lone survivor of the Pinta Island Tortoise clan.
- The Vancouver Island Marmot– The Vancouver Island Marmot is found in the mountain region of Vancouver Island located in British Columbia. It is an endangered species. The population of this species dropped as low as 75 in 1998 and a “captive breeding program” began during that time. In 2005, the number improved to 150 marmots in captivity and the birth of 44 pups.
- Sheychelles Sheath-tailed Bat– Sheychelles sheath-tailed bats are found in the Seychelles Islands north of Madagascar. Less than 100 are thought to exist. This sheath-tailed bat is an endangered species. More research needs to be done to learn how these species behave and how they can be saved from extinction.
Animals are essential for our natural habitat. Nature has endowed us with them and we need to preserve them at all costs. Zoos help us to learn about animals we don’t normally come across in our everyday lives. These animals need to thrive in their natural habitats in order to preserve their populations. Rare animals live in the wildest part of natural surroundings, inaccessible to the world most of the time, but ever intriguing and interesting to humans.