Extinct animals

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  • Wild tour

    Wild tour
    Wild tour, disappeared from 1627. This animal is one of the most famous extinct in Europe. This is a very large primitive bulls, ancestors of modern cows. Powerful beast had a height at withers up to 180 cm, and it weighed up to 800 pounds. The head was carried high, and crowned with its sharp horns. The males were black, along the back La a narrow bright band. And females and juveniles were reddish in colour. The last observation of a living bison was in 1627.
  • The Réunion pink pigeon

    The Réunion pink pigeon
    The Réunion pink pigeon (Nesoenas duboisi) is an extinct species of pigeon that formerly lived on the Mascarene island of Réunion. The last reports of native pigeons were by Père Bernardin in 1687 and by Guillaume Houssaye in 1689, although the Alectroenas may have existed for a somewhat longer time. Jean Feuilley in 1705 mentioned that all native pigeons were extinct; it seems likely that introduced rats and cats, combined with excessive hunting, were the causes of the birds' extinction.
  • Steller cow

    Steller cow
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    Steller cow was discovered in 1741. In size the animal was much more of a seal or a manatee. The researchers found a large number of these animals on Bering island, however, they do not afraid of people. This is their downfall. The smell and taste of their body fat was pretty good, meat was tasty and could be kept long. Even the milk was edible. Predatory fishing completely exterminated this species by 1768.
  • The wingless Razorbill

    The wingless Razorbill
    read and listen for more informationThe wingless Razorbill – a large flightless bird which reached a length of 75 to 85 cm, weighing about 5 kg, dwelt in the waters of the North Atlantic. From overfishing birds, the number of wingless Razorbills has declined sharply. By the mid-16th century, almost all the nesting colonies of birds were destroyed. The last specimens were caught and destroyed on the Islands in Scotland in 1840.
  • Tasmanian wolf

    Tasmanian wolf
    watch th video for more informationTasmanian wolf is the only representative of the marsupial wolves, also called the thylacine. The species originates from Australia. In 30-ies of the 19th century began the mass extermination of animal farmers to protect their sheep. Thus, thylacines survived only in remote areas of Tasmania for 1863.
  • Kwaga

    watch the video for more informationKwaga lived in southern Africa, the colour of the front was similar to a Zebra, and behind – to a horse. This is almost the only extinct species that was domesticated by people to guard the flock. Quaggi were destroyed by man for their meat and skins in 1878.
  • The tarpan

    The tarpan
    watch the video for more information(Equus ferus ferus), also known as Eurasian wild horse, is an extinct subspecies of wild horse. While humans had been hunting wild horses since the Palaeolithic during historic times horsemeat was an important source of protein for many cultures. The last individual believed to be of this subspecies died in captivity in Russia in 1909.
  • Caspian tiger

    Caspian tiger
    watch the video for more informationCaspian tiger disappeared in 1970. It is the third largest tiger of this kind. This subspecies lived on the territory of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia. This subspecies was bright red coat colour, and the stripes were longer than usual, with a brownish tinge. Great harm to the population caused by Russian settlers. Tigers became extinct because of the cultivation of flood-lands in the beds of the deprived animal fodder.
  • Chinese river Dolphin

    Chinese river Dolphin
    watch the video for more informationChinese river Dolphin belongs to the order of mammals, the river dolphins representative. Species was discovered in China (the Yangtze river) in 1918. Dolphin is light grey with whitish belly weight around 42-167 kg, length 1.4 – 2.5 m. Expedition 2006 found no individuals of the Chinese river Dolphin, probably the species has completely disappeared.
  • Abingdon island tortoise

    Abingdon island tortoise
    watch the video for more informationThese resident of an uninhabited island of Pinta or Abingdon has long been considered extinct.
    But in 1971 it was discovered Lonesome George. June 24, 2012 George died of a heart attack. And with it ended the history of abingdoni elephant turtles.