Animals Found Only in China

10 Wild Wonders

5th February, 2024


Giant Panda

The beloved symbol of China, these black and white bears munch on bamboo in the mountainous regions. Conservation efforts are bringing them back from the brink.

Fin Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

These charming primates with bright golden fur and upturned noses frolic in the snowy forests of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

Chinese Giant Salamander

This amphibian giant, resembling a prehistoric creature, lives in freshwater streams and is sadly endangered due to habitat loss. 

Père David's Deer

Once extinct in the wild, these majestic deer with large antlers were rediscovered in the 20th century and are now bred in conservation programs. 

Yangtze Finless Porpoise

This adorable freshwater dolphin with a unique finless back swims in the Yangtze River, but faces threats from pollution and habitat destruction. 


These shaggy, goat-like animals with impressive horns inhabit the high-altitude meadows of the Himalayas, forming large herds. 

Chinese Crested Tern

This elegant seabird with a distinctive head crest breeds on islands off the coast of China and migrates to Southeast Asia for the winter. 

Chinese Pangolin

This shy, scaled mammal is the world's most trafficked animal due to its scales being used in traditional medicine, despite no scientific evidence of their effectiveness. 

Chinese Alligator

This critically endangered reptile, smaller than its American cousin, lives in the freshwater marshes of the Yangtze River basin. 

Swinhoe's Pheasant

This vibrantly colored pheasant with a long, flowing tail is a national treasure of China, found in the bamboo forests of the eastern provinces.