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rare brown panda - The giant panda is one of nature's cutest and most rare animals. But one subspecies of giant panda is especially rare (and cute). Qinling pandas are brown-and-tan-colored instead of the usual black-and-white. They are named for the only place on Earth where they can be found: the remote Qinling Mountains in western China. Really COOL!!!

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Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

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from Toptenz.net

10 Rare Animals That May Be Extinct Soon

Okapi, Top 10 Rare Animals - Is it a giraffe? Is it a zebra? Is it a ziraffe? A gebra? It’s an Okapi! Ever heard of it? Apparently, the Okapi’s history reaches back to ancient Egypt, where carvings have since been found. In Europe and Africa, prior to the 20th century, there existed legends of an “African unicorn.” Today, that animal is thought to be the Okapi. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-rare-animals.php

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Rare Animals: Top 10 Rarest Butterflies in the World

The glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is found in Mexico through Panama though some species have been spotted in Venezuela. The males of the species are known to lek (gather together). The transluscent wings can grow as much as (tip to tip) 2.4 inches. The "glass-like" appearance of the wings is due to the lack of tissues or scales between the veins.

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