20 Creatures Are So Rare That You Will Be Lucky To Find A Wild Animal


1. The clouded leopard might be rare, but it’s the state animal of Meghalaya.

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2. In 2019, a black leopard was photographed in Africa for the first time in over a century.

3. New Guinea has tree kangaroos who live in the country’s tropical rainforests.

4. Antarctica’s penguins don’t always come in black and white; some are fully white or fully black.

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5. This albino koala strikes a pose in a tree in Queensland, Australia.

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6. Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Mongolian wild horse, was once extinct in the wild.

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7. A mutation in the American lobster can cause them to become bright blue.

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8. The South China tiger can only be found in zoos today.

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9. This giraffe is snow white because of a condition called leucism.

10. The Gerp’s mouse lemur was not discovered by humans until 2012.

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11. A rare genetic condition caused this flamingo in Cyprus to become black rather than white or pink.

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12. The lemur frog was once common throughout Costa Rica.

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13. These cat-like genets were filmed in Namibia where they are rarely seen.

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14. This golden zebra, whose unique coloring can be attributed to albinism, was spotted at Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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15. The Ayam Cemani chicken from Indonesia is literally black to the bone.

16. The Lilac Silverline butterfly is a rare insect found in Asia.

Apharitis lilacinus Moore, 1884 – Lilac Silverline

17. This rare, white reindeer calf was spotted in Norway.

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18. This cute pika was seen in China’s Tian Shan Mountains.

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19. This long caracal cat was spotted in Tanzania.

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20. Ribbon seals develop white ring-like markings on their black fur after molting.