12 Of the world’s rarest animals on the brink of extinction

8 Spoon Billed Sandpiper

The Spoon Billed Sandpiper is a small wader found in Northeastern Russia. Less than a 100 of the male species remain due to destruction of habitat, breeding grounds and migratory locations.

Spoon Billed Sandpiper

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7 Luristan Newt (Also Called Kaiser’s Spotted Newt)

A species of Salamander, it is found mostly in the Zargos Mountains of Iran. The creature is popular as a pet and costs $300 in the local market and various Ukrainian websites. This is what could be reducing the species.

Luristan Newt

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6 Vietnam’s Red River Giant Softshell Turtle

The Red River Giant Softshell Turtle is considered sacred in Vietnam but is now endangered. A majority of them live in captivity.

Vietnam’s Red River Giant Softshell Turtle

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5 Singapore’s Freshwater Crab

This is another species that is considered one of Earth’s rarest animals. It has become almost extinct due to the reduction, poor quality and insufficiency of freshwater.

Singapore’s Freshwater Crab

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