7 Rare Animals Almost Impossible to See in the Wild


Native to the dense rainforests of the Congo, the okapi is often referred to as the African unicorn. Its striped hindquarters resemble those of a zebra.


The kakapo is a flightless parrot from New Zealand, known for its nocturnal habits and strikingly soft feathers. With fewer than 200 individuals left.


Discovered only in 1992 in Vietnam, the saola is often called the Asian unicorn due to its rarity. This forest-dwelling bovine is critically endangered.


Known as the unicorn of the sea, narwhals are Arctic whales famous for their long, spiraled tusks. These tusks are actually elongated upper left teeth.


Pangolins, often mistaken for reptiles, are mammals covered in protective keratin scales. They are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. 


The aye-aye is a lemur native to Madagascar, known for its distinctive method of finding food by tapping on trees to locate insects.

Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran rhino is the smallest of the living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino with two horns. This species is critically endangered.