A Photo or Drawing of Every Animal That Has Gone Extinct in the Last 100 Years

September 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM 2 comments

Go here to see photographs or drawings of every animal (that we know of) that has gone extinct over the last 100 years.  Fascinating and heartbreaking.

In 2012, we lost the magnificent Pinta Island Tortoise.  How old must this guy be and what secrets might he have told us?

Pinta Island Tortise

(Image Flickr/Putneymark via Pixable.com)

 

In 1964 we lost the Mexican Grizzly Bear:

Mexican Grizley Bear

(Image:: “Mexico grizzlies” by Mills, Enos Abijah via Pixable.com)

Ugh.

See the full list here.  It’s haunting to look at them knowing these beings will never walk the face of the Earth again.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Truett  |  September 19, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    I think you may enjoy reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. In short: A few hundred species over a few hundred years ain’t nothing compared to the massive extinctions that occured immediately after each of Sapiens’ major migrations. Fascinating read.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  September 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    I think I may enjoy reading it too. I’ll check it out. Thanks.

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