A look at popular extinction of animals in the world
Animals that are going extinct
The only self-sustaining population migrates between Alberta, Canada, and Texas, U. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 billion Passenger Pigeons inhabited the US when Europeans arrived in North America, but their settlement led to mass deforestation resulting in habitat loss and a reduction in the bird population. The bird was hunted to extinction by sailors and their domesticated animals, and invasive species. Cause of Extinction: the destruction of their natural habitat led to the extinction of this species. The birds inhabited the southwestern slope of Haleakala volcano. More than park guards have been murdered in the National Park of Virunga, where most of these animals live, an indication of the struggle for their preservation. Cause of Extinction: popular belief has sailors hunting and eating the Dodo to the point of extinction, but it's more likely that the rats and other animals the sailors brought with them caused the Dodo's decline.
The causes? The few who remain alive are kept in captivity.
There may only be 10, wild individuals remaining. These wolves were native to the Falklands off of Argentina and were quite isolated from the world until humans reached the islands and hunted them kind of easily because the wolves were so friendly.
Recently extinct animals 2018
Progressive embryonic scientists, however, are developing experimental, unprecedented means of saving the rhino subspecies. And there are less than 30 wild vaquita left. Cause of Extinction: loss of habitat and agricultural development led to severe population decline. China, which is home to the remaining wild population of fewer than 2, individuals, has since the late s instituted more stringent habitat protections and poaching has all but ceased. Some scientists believe that there may still be a few of these deer in the wild even though they were officially declared extinct in with the last known deer reportedly killed in captivity in Slash-and-burn agriculture, along with logging, and human encroachment, have hugely diminished the habitat available to these felines, which require extensive ranges capable of supporting the large herbivores that constitute the bulk of their diets. There are probably only around , left in the wild.
Unlike other great apes, they are usually solitary or live in groups of fewer than three, making them difficult to track and study. Next Vaquita porpoise It lives in the Gulf of Mexico, and in several organizations counted only of these small, beautiful porpoises.
Cause of Extinction: it is believed that Dingo populations threatened the Thylacine into extinction in addition to over-hunting from humans. But its mountain cousin could disappear completely by Cause of Extinction: humans hunted the quagga to extinction. Today's extinctions are happening to times faster than the expected, natural rate of die-offs.
What are extinct animals
Aug 27, Topical Press AgencyGetty Images Several species are being driven to extinction thanks, in large part, to human interference. Although Thylacine's looked fierce, they were actually quite timid and, according to Live Science, " could be captured without a fight. Due in large part to logging and capture for the exotic pet trade, orangutans—restricted to the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra—number fewer than 60, per a study. These wolves were native to the Falklands off of Argentina and were quite isolated from the world until humans reached the islands and hunted them kind of easily because the wolves were so friendly. Image: Paul E. Resurrecting the northern white rhinos is an even greater leap. The last wild Tasmanian Tiger was killed between and , with the last captive one dying in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania in Its natural prey include blue sheep and ibex, but in some areas, it is heavily dependent on domestic animals.
Cause of Extinction: loss of habitat due to construction as well as pollution from agricultural fertilizers are two major causes of the species' decline.
Great auk Once common to the North Atlantic, including the coast of Britain, the great auk - like penguins, though unrelated - was flightless, and clumsy on land, but an agile swimmer.
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