Top 10 Extraordinary Rare Animals

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Top 10 Scariest Giant Creatures

Top 10 Scariest Giant Creatures Subscribe: Size is relative—especially in the animal kingdom. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Giant Creatures. For this list, we’re looking at animals that are freakishly large. Special thanks to our users Antonio Lorusso for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at Check out the voting page here: Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here: WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 4-5 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!

Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!

Check out these pets you should never release in the wild! From goldfish to other wild animals, these exotic pets become an invasive species and get the wildlife into trouble! Subscribe For New Videos! Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: Watch our "Animals that ALMOST went EXTINCT!" video here: Watch our "Animals ABOUT To Go EXTINCT!" video here: 10. Green Iguanas Iguanas are a popular pet for collectors of exotic animals because of how cute they look and supposedly they are easy to take care of. Unfortunately the idea that they are simple to look after was likely spread by those who sell them, because they actually need a strict environment and diet to survive. They can also be difficult to tame and handle, especially when they are fully grown, and this has led to a large number being released into the wild. They are naturally from central and south America, and thrive in warm environments. This has meant that those released in similar climates, such as those found in parts of California, Florida and Hawaii, have thrived and begun to breed. This has been detrimental to the local ecosystems where they compete with native species for food, and will prey on species that haven’t adapted to deal with these kind of threats. As a result, Iguanas are illegal to own in Hawaii because of the potential devastation and havoc they can cause on the islands. In Florida, the populations of feral iguanas have caused extensive damage to vegetation and local wildlife, so if you do decide to get one please be a responsible owner and don’t release them into the wild!. 9. Cuban Tree Frog These cute frogs are a favorite of exotic species collectors, but the Cuban Tree Frog is causing serious issues across Florida. They are quite difficult to identify among other frog species, something that is made even more difficult by the way that they can change color. They are originally native to Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands, and are thought to have been first introduced to Florida in the 1920’s. It’s the recent popularity of keeping them as pets, though, that has led to an explosion in their numbers in the wild as a result of collectors releasing them. Cuban Tree Frogs are an aggressive species that feed on at least five different species of native Floridian frogs, as well lizards, small snakes and tadpoles. They are also able to survive in urban areas, and will take over birdhouses, ponds and birdbaths where they lay their eggs. They have been responsible for massive changes in the ecosystem, and have even been known to affect humans by causing power outages?? They are a danger to environments where they aren’t native, and so must not be released under any circumstances. 8. Rabbits Rabbits are another incredibly popular pet for owners around the world, but when they are released into non-native environments they can cause serious damage. The best example of this is in Australia where they were released for hunting in 1859. Only 24 were set free, but by 1920 there were an estimated 10 billion across the country. There have been numerous attempts to curb the population growth, but with their speed of breeding, ability to feed on most vegetation, and overall resilience, rabbits still roam Australia in huge numbers and pose a threat to many of the natural species like the bilby and burrowing bettong by taking over their burrows. 7. Goldfish/Carp They may seem harmless enough, and are a popular pet for adults and children alike around the world, but releasing your pet fish into the wild can have disastrous consequences for your local environment. Nowhere has this effect been seen more clearly than in Australia where the problem has gotten out of hand. Notorious for their strict rules on bio-containment, it’s why Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got in trouble for allegedly sneaking in their dogs. The Australians have good reason for being that way. In 2016 researchers from the Murdoch University in Perth caught goldfish that weighed up to 2kg and were up to 30 centimeters long. These large animals are thought to have descended from a small variety that were being kept as pets and released into the wild a few years before. By feeding on more food and disrupting the ecosystems, these fish can spread and cause significant damage by off all the native species. Goldfish the size of dinner plates have also been found in Alberta, Canada, and have led to fines of $100,000 dollars to those that release non-native species into the wild. Angler Raphael Biagini captured a legendary “giant goldfish” out of a lake in the south of France. Fellow fishermen had spent 6 years trying to capture this orange koi carp weighing 30lbs. The only way this fish ended up in the lake, was because someone was trying to get rid of it.

Top 10 Most Intelligent Animals

These are likely to be smartest creatures you’ll ever come across in the animal kingdom. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Intelligent Animals. For this list, we’re looking at the animals that are known to possess smarts and intelligence that may even remind us of human intelligence at times, but we are excluding human beings from our choices. Click here to subscribe: or visit our channel page here: Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Check us out at, and Special thanks to our users Joao S and ArtsyChic for submitting the idea on our Suggestion Tool at Check out the voting page here, If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here: WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 4-5 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!

13 Extinct Species That Could Be Resurrected

So, as we start off the episode, here’s an FYI. You’ll be hearing the term ‘de-extinction’ here and there … and if you’re unfamiliar with that term, it basically refers to the process of creating an animal that resembles an extinct species. Cloning is usually the number one option, as you’ll see with several critters, including the Woolly Mammoth. Selective breeding is another technique, which is being used with the Quagga. And as you’ll learn, there’s some controversy attached to bringing extinct species back to life. Be sure and tell us what you think about all that In the comments. Subscribe to Epic Wildlife Let's Connect -- -- -- -- #8 Short Faced Bear Polar Bears and Kodiak Bears are thought the be the largest bears on the planet today. Polar bears can can weigh more than 1,500 pounds and approach 10 feet in total length. But the Short Faced Bear, which lived around 11,000 years ago in North America could weigh more than 2,000 pounds and stand up to 12 feet tall. Maybe this is one beast you don’t want to see resurrected! But experts have already salvaged DNA from the bear’s fossils that were preserved in permafrost. And it seems the animal best suited for cloning duty would be the Spectacled Bear found in South America. Ironically, that modern day relative is one of the smallest of ursines, weighing about 440 pounds. FYI, the prehistoric bears are called short-faced because their snouts were unusually short compared to other bear species. #7 Pyrenean Ibex Its Spanish common name is ‘Bucardo’, and it was one of four Spanish Ibex native to the Iberian Peninsula. The animal became extinct in 2000 … but later became the focus of an attempt to bring it and additional extinct species back to life. An attempt was made in 2003 to clone a female Ibex … and it did result in the birth of a baby Ibex. But it was born with a severe lung defect and survived for only 7 minutes before suffocating. However, that birth was seen as a triumph for cloning technology … and has since been viewed as the first successful effort to revive an extinct species. Efforts to recreate the Pyrenean Ibex were announced by scientists in 2013, but in a technical sense the animal was already successfully cloned. #6 Moa At one time, these were the largest birds in the world. The flightless birds were native to New Zealand, and could stand 12 feet tall, and weighed about 250 pounds. Hunting by the Maori and habitat reduction combined to drive the big birds into extinction by 1445. But preserved specimens and ancient eggshells have yielded Moa DNA, that was found intact. WHich makes them a prime candidate for cloning. Did you know that in the 1980s, the complete foot of a Moa was discovered on Mount Owen on the South Island? Many people initially thought it was the mummified claw of a theropod dinosaur! #5 Wooly Mammoth Have you ever heard of a “mammophant”? That term refers to the product of an Asian elephant with the DNA of an extinct Woolly Mammoth. Researchers claim they’re just a few years away from successfully creating such a hybrid embryo. The Asian elephant was chosen because it’s the closest living relative to the Woolly Mammoth … and those critters went extinct recently enough that many intact fossils have been located frozen in the Arctic tundra. Scientists say the cloned animal would appear much like an elephant, but would exhibit mammoth qualities including shaggy hair, smaller ears, and blood that’s adapted for colder habitats. Woolly Mammoths vanished from the mainland around 10,000 years ago, with isolated populations going extinct as recently as 4,000 years ago. #4 Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) Thylacine was the largest carnivorous marsupial known in modern times. It gets the tiger reference due to the striping found on the animal’s lower back. Native to continental Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania, it was the largest predator in Oz some 3500 years ago until human settlers introduced dingoes. The last known Tasmanian Tiger is thought to have perished in 1936, with bounty hunting cited as a major cause for their extinction. Because Thylacine hasn’t been extinct that long (in the scope of history, anyway) there are many intact specimens that could still retain viable DNA. The genetic material has been successfully sequenced, and there are various projects underway to clone the Tasmanian Tiger back to life. By the way, we earlier said the animals were ‘thought to have perished’ because there have been many reported sightings of Thylacine in the wild ever since its alleged extinction. If you’ve ever see one, let’s hear your story!


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Top 10 Extraordinary Rare (endangered) Animals

This list of endangered species and almost extinct animals range from rainforest animals to wild animals and african animals, many can be found on the endangered species list which makes them rare animals. Some are the most most endangered species, others are threatened species.

00:53 #10: Vaquita
01:54 #9: Northern Bald Ibis
02:47 #8: Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth
03:45 #7: Sumatran Rhinoceros
04:45 #6: Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
05:45 #5: Megamouth Shark
06:33 #4: Florida Panther
07:54 #3, #2 and #1 ???

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