10 Extinct species you won’t find today any more
The animal kingdom is a vast fauna hierarchy in living things. In the animal kingdom, you can either be the prey or the predator, that is the nature of the animal ecosystem. However, within these 100 years, more animal species are now extinct or dying exceedingly due to the careless and irresponsible acts of humans.
Center for Biological Diversity releases a statement that said more than 15,000 species of animals will be extinct in the next 100 years. The increased rate of animals dying is not caused by natural order, almost 80% are caused by humans such as pollution, illegal poaching, and unethical hunting of animals for exotic cuisine. In a recent event, China high ranking officials reportedly had gathered to eat endangered giant salamander. It is believed that eating salamander meat can make a person look younger with its anti-aging essence, however, this hasn’t been scientifically proven yet.
Below you’ll find 10 extinct animals from the past century
1. The Beautiful Baiji Dolphin
The last reported finding of baiji dolphin was in 2007. They can only be found in China Yangtze river, people of China call it the ‘Goddess of the Yangtze’ because of its beautiful white skin and gentle features. With the increase of China’s machinery industry around the Yangtze, uncontrollable water pollution might be the cause of the baiji dolphin extinction.
2. The Mighty West African Black Rhinoceros
The West African black rhino was a sub-species of black rhinos. According to the research, they were declared extinct in 2011. They can be found in Cameroon, however, a survey conducted back in 2006 concluded that no signs of this mighty species were ever found again. The illegal and uncontrollable rhino poaching in the region might lead to the extinction of the West African black rhinos.
3. The ‘poor man food’ Heath Hen
The initial discovery in North America back in the 18th century was the heath hen which is considered a delicacy for poor people back in the dark time of the 18th century. It was said they were the first choice for a meal if the turkey is not available on Thanksgiving day back in 1900. The last sight of heath hen was in 1932.
4. The Carnivorous Tasmanian Tiger
The Tasmanian Tiger was a large carnivorous marsupial. They’re more like a tiger-striped dog called the ‘Tasmanian tiger.’ Owing to the huge bounty of the animal back in 1900, many had been hunted and killed, which may lead to a lesser life of this species within 100 years. The last Tasmanian Tiger living in captivity died in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, in 1936.
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5. The Elegant Golden Toad
Typically found in Costa Rica, the golden toad is a bright gold color small size frog, the last record sight of a golden toad is around the 1980s. It is believed that the climate changes in Costa Rica lead to the extinction of these species.
6. The Ferocious Caspian Tiger
The Caspian tiger is an extinct tiger subspecies which reported and discovered at the end of the 19th century. They were initially seen in the Turkish Caspian Sea, thus the name of the Caspian Tiger, it’s also the largest recorded live cat ever seen and was last seen in the late 1950s.
7. The ‘long horn’ Pyrenean Ibex
The recently extinct Pyrenean ibex, also known as the Spanish common name bucardo, was one of the four wild goat subspecies inhabiting the Iberian Peninsula. An effort to clone the Pyrenean ibex was made in 2009 and marking it the first species to be extinct, but the clone died seven minutes after its birth, due to a physical defect in its lungs.
8. The Weird Quagga
Quagga was a subspecies of the Zebra plains that existed in South Africa until it was extinct in the late 19th century (the year 1883). It was long believed to be a separate species, but early genetic studies have shown that it is a subspecies of zebra plains. More recent research indicated that it was the southernmost line or ecotype of the genus.
9. The Graceful Toolache Wallaby
The Toolache wallaby is a slim and elegant species that had a pale brownish-grey pelt with a yellow underbelly. The causes of extinction in 1970 was due to massive hunting for its pelt in early 1930 and also overcome by predators.
10. The Evil Zanzibar Leopard
Zanzibar leopard is a subspecies of leopard, they were originally from Zanzibar archipelago of Tanzania. Locals claimed that the witches owned the Zanzibar leopard, that the animal was believed to be a wicked beast, and that it was hunted down to kill the locals of Tanzania.
Is it human nature to regret it after a horrible thing happens? Except for a collected preserve DNA that researchers have been trying to accomplish for years, you can’t build another. Take a moment and appreciated surrounding animals before they too one by one became extinct in the next centuries.