Extinct Animals

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Can you name the well-known extinct animals?

Featured Nov 18, 2010

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DescriptionExtinct AnimalLast Confirmed Sighting
These flightless birds of New Zealand resembled ostriches without wings. All 10 subspecies were hunted to extinction.1500
This enormous ancestor of domestic cattle lived in Central Eurasia and was hunted to extinction.1627
This archetypal extinct bird was native to the island of Mauritius.1662
This North Pacific relative of the Manatee was hunted to extinction within 27 years of discovery.1768
These large flightless birds resembled penguins, and inhabited most of the North Atlantic seaboard. 1852
This North American bird was hunted from a population of 5 billion to extinction in the span of 100 years.September 1, 1914
This vivid bird was the only parrot species indigenous to the United States.February 12, 1918
This striped Australian marsupial was the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.1936
These glossy black birds were native to Hawaii. All 4 subspecies died due to hunting and the avian flu.1987
This placid freshwater dolphin lived only in one river in China, and became extinct due to over-industrialization.2002

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