Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Aug 29, 2016.
Thylacine family at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, 1910. The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936.
Wiped out by humans.
The golden toad was last seen in 1989 in the Costa Rican cloud forest of Monteverde—and 5 years later, its disappearance was the first extinction to be blamed on humanmade global warming. New evidence, however, suggests that humans may not have been at fault after all.
The Zanzibar leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) is a subspecies of the leopard that may be extinct. It is native to Tanzania, with a range that includes Unguja Island in the Zanzibar archipelago.
In 2011, with no sightings in a decade, the International Union for Conservation of Nature formally declared that the western black rhino had gone extinct. Unfortunately, the western black rhino will not be the last rhino species or subspecies that we lose.
We almost killed off our national bird with pesticides.
The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) is an extinct tiger subspecies that inhabited the Indonesian island of Java until the mid-1970s. It was one of the three subspecies limited to islands.
The Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii), also known as the Pinta giant tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island giant tortoise, is a subspecies of Galápagos tortoise native to Ecuador's Pinta Island that is probably extinct.
Baiji or Yangtze River Dolphin, 2006
Caribbean Monk Seal, 2008
Canarian Oystercatcher, 1994
Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 1994
Mexican Grizzly Bear, 1964
Think grizzlies only lived in cold places? The Mexican grizzly, like the grizzly that lives in the norther U.S. and Canada, are both subspecies of the brown bear. The Mexican subspecies was hunted to extinction by ranchers because the bears would kill their livestock. Only 30 were left by 1960, but by 1964 it was considered extinct.
Coral Reef 2120.
The Pyrenean Ibex was a species of Ibex native to the Iberian Peninsula in Europe that went extinct in 2000. The species had been quite common in Southern Europe up until the 19th century. The causes of extinction are though to be over hunting and the loss of habitat to livestock. It’s possible that diseases introduced by domesticated animals played a part as well though.
All these animals have gone extinct in our lifetime.
...and those damn Canarian Oysters are now out of control!
How bout these guys?
Humans Caused 322 Animal Extinctions in Past 500 Years
Wow that is so sad.