The Pinta Island Tortoise, His name was “Lonesome George” has been labeled the rarest creature in the world! This hard shelled turtle is more then just rare, he is unique. See what wiki says :

By the end of the 19th century, most of the Pinta Island tortoises had been wiped out due to hunting.By the mid-20th century, it was assumed that the subspecies was extinct until a single male was discovered on the island in 1971.

He was the last member of the Pinta Island subspecies of Galapagos tortoises. He was discovered in 1972, He was roughly 90 to 100 years old. He died June 2012. Click here to see more Rare stuff.