On our beautiful planet, there exists a variety of stunning animals. Many of them are familiar to us as we might have seen them face to face, on television programs or in school text books. But there are some rare animals, which are on the verge of extinction. They are so rare, that you might not even know them! Let’s take a peek at the three rarest animals still existing in some corners of the world.
Tarsiers live only on the islands found near Southeast Asia. It is true that Southeast Asia covers a large number of islands- Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and many more- but the fact that these creatures used to live in more regions, makes it obvious that they are rare now. If you want to check out some of the animals which still rule on those lands, you will find them in their natural habitat on the reels of Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild slots. Playable at the bingo site– Booty Bingo, this slot game takes you into an adventure in the wild jungles of Asia.
Mostly found in Borneo, these little creatures are only 4-6 inches tall. However, their long legs are twice the length of their chest. Plus, their eyes represent the size of their brain! These adorable primates are rare mainly because it is impossible to breed them in custody. Considered as critically endangered, tarsiers feed solely on insects like birds, bats and lizards.
Ever heard of Okapi? At first sight, you might be confused as these animals look like giraffes and zebras, mixed as one! Gebra or Ziraffe maybe! Despite being quite unknown, it would seem that these creatures have been existing for years as cravings of them have been found in Ancient Egypt. In the late 1800s, these animals were believed to be ‘Atti’ and in the 20th century, they were thought to be African Unicorns. However, with time and information, zoologists have identified them as Okapis. Despite their Zebra-like markings, they are from the giraffe family. Yet, they are regarded as a sole species, having no close relatives. There’s only around 10,000- 20,000 Okapis living in the wild.
The Red Wolf is a distant cousin of the Grey Wolf. This species was believed to be extinct from the wild in 1980s. However, there were twenty of them, which were breed in captivity. Wildlife conservationists managed to hold them in captivity, and increased to number to 207. And today, there are around 100 red wolves living in the wild. It is indeed a good thing, but these species are considered as rare as their hunting ground has been cruelly worn-out. Luckily, wildlife preserves let these wolves live in their natural home, but they are kept afar urban sprawl.
Other rare animals which might be extinct for the future generations are Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Queensland), Sheath-Tailed Bat (Seychelles), Javan Rhino (Southeast Asia), Golden Tabby Tiger (Bengal), Yangtze River Dolphin (China) and Pinta Island Tortoise (Pinta Island).