The scaly anteaters could be eaten out of existence if illegal hunting and poaching continue.
Officers believe the squirrel-sized animals were specifically targeted in 'planned and pre-meditated crime.'
Government deems 420 species of wild animals as rare or endangered, including giant pandas, golden monkeys, Asian black bears and pangolins.
The rarely seen saola has been photographed in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years.
An 18-foot-long oarfish, typically only found in deep waters, washes up close to shore.