• Victoria Nix

Rarest Animal Breeds Around the Globe

The Vaquita is one of the rarest mammals in the world: there are no more than 10 of them or maybe even less than that because of illegal fishing. These mammals can only survive in the northern part of Mexico's Gulf in California. The Vaquitas are the smallest porpoise and can measure up to five-feet long and weigh up to 120 pounds.

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Javan rhinos are the rarest rhinos in the world; in fact, there are only 67 of them left in the world. These animals are also known as the sunda rhinoceros. Grey in color, they have a single horn that can reach 10 inches.

According to Rainforest Alliance, "historically Javan rhinos have shown preference for low-lying areas, inhabiting dense lowland rain forests, tall grass, and reed beds abundant with wide floodplains, rivers, or wet areas dotted with mud wallows.’’

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The Amur leopard's home is the Primorye region in southeastern Russia and northern China; there are only 100 of this rare cat left in the world. These rare animals can run up to 37 miles per hour and leap up to 19 feet horizontally and10 feet vertically. The male leopards sometimes stay with females after creating their offspring and may even help with raising their young. They can also live up to 10 to 15 years in the wild or 20 years in captivity.

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