10 Species That Are The Last of Their Kind

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The platypus, which is native to eastern Australia, has a bird's duckbill, mammalian hair, and lays eggs like a reptile.

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Platypus

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Honey badgers, Mellivora capensis, are tough. Videos often show the little animal charging a lion or other carnivore that gets too close.

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Honey Badger

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Koalas are one of Australia's most iconic creatures. The small marsupial's scientific name is Phascolarctos cinereus, and it's linked to kangaroos

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Koala

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Aardvarks are a specialised, odd-looking mammal related to elephants. They're nocturnal, medium-sized, and burrowing.

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Aardvark

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These 13-foot-long gentle giants feed on seagrass in the Indian and eastern Pacific oceans. Dugongs may be related to elephants, like aardvarks.

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Dugong

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Narwhals are odd, beautiful creatures with long tusks on their heads. They can weigh up to 4,200 pounds and grow to be 17 feet long.

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Narwhal

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Hirola is the last living member of the genus Beatragus. Despite this, only 500 of the animals were left in the wild in 2017.

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Hirola

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In the wild, the little bird is highly endangered, with just about 250 to 1,000 left. Because these birds can't fly very well, their first inclination is to flee from danger.

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Plains-Wanderer

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The maned wolf evolved to dwell in grassland savannahs, which explains its lengthy legs, and they mark their territory with strong-smelling urine.

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Maned Wolf

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The maned wolf evolved to dwell in grassland savannahs, which explains its lengthy legs, and they mark their territory with strong-smelling urine.

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Black Caiman

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