Category Archives: Extinct and Endangered Animals

Articles and photos about extinct animals

NYTimes: The Birds of Kauai

http://nyti.ms/maB6HH [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Lonesome George

Lonesome George Lonesome George [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Physella johnsoni, the endangered Banff Springs snail

Physella johnsoni, the endangered Banff Springs snail [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Big cats

Big cats [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Elephant Birds

Elephant Birds The elephant birds, which were giant ratites native to Madagascar, have been extinct since at least the 17th century. Étienne de Flacourt, a French governor of Madagascar in the 1640s and 1650s, recorded frequent sightings of elephant birds. … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Risk Face Long Line at U.S. Agency

Wildlife at Risk Face Long Line at U.S. Agency [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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The Sauropods

The Sauropods The Sauropods [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon Komodo Dragon [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Dodo

Dodo In 1505, Portuguese explorers discovered the island of Mauritius and the 50 lb flightless Dodos which supplemented their food stores. Imported pigs, monkeys and rats fed on the Dodo’s eggs in their ground nests. The last Dodo was killed … Continue reading

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Thylacine!

Thylacine Native to Australia and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger (due to its striped back), and also known as the Tasmanian Wolf, and colloquially … Continue reading

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Endangered Animal – Black-Lemur

Lemur macaco Endangered These shy, usually nocturnal primates once inhabited the northwestern part of the island of Madagascar. There were taboos against killing them, but as natural forests were replaced by plantations, this protection disappeared. They were poisoned, or shot … Continue reading

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Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/

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