9 Rare Animals So Unusual, You Might Not Know They Even Exist

The Pangolin: All four Asian species of pangolin are currently listed as a threatened species. This is because their scales are thought to have healing properties and are eaten as a treat in China and Vietnam.

The Seneca White Deer : The Seneca white deer is the next animal on our list of rare ones. This group of deer is very uncommon because they are leucistic, which means they don't have any color on their bodies but their eyes are brown.

The Elephant Shrew: Chris Riley, who runs the travel website DaringPlanet.com, calls the elephant shrew, or Boni giant sengi as it is more properly known, "one of my favorite animals."

The Tiliger: One of the strangest animals in the world is the Tiliger. Not many people have seen this man-made mix between a liger and a tiger. Around the world, there are between six and ten of them. One is in Oroville, California.

The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat: You may have seen a wombat at the zoo, but this fluffy guy is likely something you've never seen before. These cute animals were born with very bad eyesight, so they use their ears to find food when it's dark.

The Sumatran Rhino: This is the only Asian rhino with two horns, and it's also the tiniest rhino species that lives today. In the past, these guys did very well in lush jungles, where they lived with other rare species.

The African Forest Elephant: The only other type of elephant in Africa is the African wild elephant. The number of these animals is thought to have dropped by over 86%, making them extremely threatened.

The Malayan Tiger: Its name says it all: the Malayan tiger lives in the middle and southern parts of the Malay peninsula. There is one of the tiny tigers in the world among these animals. They are also some of the strangest cats in the world.

The Yangtze Finless Porpoise: The finless porpoise and the Baiji dolphin used to live in the Yangtze River, which is the largest river in Asia. But because of changes people made to the world, the Baiji dolphin died out in 2006.