Here are 10 rarest animals in the world with unique looks

Speaking of rare animals, what immediately came to your mind? Do you think of animals whose species are endangered, such as some types of gorillas? Or are they animals with a unique appearance that you rarely encounter?

Yes, endangered animals are not only endangered animals, but animals with unique looks that you have never encountered before. It is called rare because these unique animals only exist in certain areas.

1. Bird of Paradise Bald

Cenderwasih Bald is one of the many endangered animals in Indonesia. The origin of this rare animal is Raja Ampat, Papua. This proves that not only is the nature beautiful, but the fauna in Papua also has a very beautiful appearance like this bird.

It is said to be the rarest animal in the world because this endemic bird can only be found on two small islands, namely in Waigeo and Batanta, Raja Ampat Islands.

The beauty of this bird comes from its red and black feathers, yellow nape, and bluish green on top of its head. Interestingly, the tail of the Bird of Paradise is shaped in two circles which at first glance looks like a scissor handle.

2. Ili Pika

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Apart from Poaching, Here Are 7 Causes of Animal Scarcity

Over time, Planet Earth has also undergone changes. These changes are closely related to human activities. In the past, humans did various kinds of work using only simple tools and always emphasized the preservation of nature. After the invention of technology, all kinds of human work became easier and faster. However, technology that continues to develop has a negative impact, especially on the environment. A lot of nature has been damaged due to continuous human activities. From the past, Indonesia has been known for its diversity of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic. However, some species are very difficult to find in the wild, even some are included in the rare category including animals. One-horned rhino, flower tiger, bird of paradise are some examples of native Indonesian animals whose status is at a rare level. Then what are the causes of the scarcity of these animals? Here’s why:

Damage and loss of habitats

As we know, forests are home to most of the animals on this earth. As the human population increases, the need for housing has also increased. It is not surprising that many forests have been converted into residential areas. The conversion of forest functions has … Read More

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Ancient Elephants, Largest Mammals That Ever Lived on Earth?

What are the largest mammals that have ever lived on Earth’s land? So far, Paraceratherium, an ancient hornless rhino, is considered the largest mammal. Although it “doesn’t look like” the rhino we know, it belongs to the superfamily of rhinos, the Rhinocerotoidea, which includes the members of today’s rhinos. Scientists believe, this rhino has a height of 4.8 – 5 meters and weighs 20 tons. Or, five times the weight of an African elephant now However, new opinions emerged.

According to a paper by Asier Larramendi written in 2015, as reported by National Geographic, ancient elephants competed with ancient rhinos as the largest mammals to have ever lived on Earth. Paraceratherium looks so large because of its long neck. Even so, in terms of weight, Deinotherium, an ancient elephant with an anchor-like tusk, is likely heavier. Deinotherium is a relative of the modern elephant that appeared in the Middle Miocene Period and continued into the early Pleistocene. The Deinotherium looks like the modern elephant, except for its shorter trunk, and its curved tusks, which are attached to its lower jaw. The male, his body is 3.5 to 4.2 meters tall, although some specimens are as large as 5 meters. They … Read More

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