25 Rare Fascinating Species Few People Know That Exist on Earth


Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. These rare animals are related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans.

22Monotropa uniflora

The Indian Pipe plant (Monotropa uniflora) is one of the rare plants which doesn't contain chlorophyll and thus doesn't photosynthesize, getting all its energy from fungi.

23Sarpa salpa

There is a species of fish named Sarpa salpa that can be hallucinogenic when eaten. The ancient Romans reportedly consumed it as a recreational drug.


A species of self-cloning crayfish named Marmorkrebs was discovered in the German pet trade in the 1990's. Every individual is female and genetically identical. There are no known natural populations.


After the last bucardo - a wild goat species - died, scientists brought a clone to life, making the bucardo the first species to become de-extinct. The clone died after 7 minutes, also making it the first species to go extinct twice.


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