8 species of animals extinct for our lives
Last subspecies abingdonskih turtles - Lonesome George - died. Regretting that in our time there are such tragic events, some do not realize the catastrophe, as almost all extinct species - extinct due to human activity.
In addition, it is not the last one kind of animal, which disappeared over the last few years. We offer 8 forever extinct animals.
Baiji river dolphin, 2006
This type of dolphin was declared functionally extinct officially back in 2006. This means that older individuals may be more, but a new generation of them will be gone.
The Western Black Rhinoceros, 2011
The Western black rhino has been declared extinct in the past year, the cause of the disappearance was a monstrous poaching at home in Cameroon. Over 5 years, scientists have searched with the hope of at least one representative of the subspecies, but to no avail. And they were forced in 2011 to recognize the black rhino subspecies extinct. In addition, there is a subspecies of black rhinos 3 more, but they are under threat of extinction.
Caribbean monk seal 2008
Live monk seals in the Caribbean have not seen yet in 1952, but disappeared officially be recognized only in 2008. In the 18th and 19th centuries, these animals have been the victim of Europeans who caught them because of the fat that was used at the time for lamps and lubrication. Along with the extinction of the seals, and more extinct insects - mites, which can only live in the nose of a monk seal.
Canarian black oystercatcher 1994
Canarian black oystercatcher disappeared due to mass capture of their main food - shellfish. That is, the birds died of starvation. The last time these birds observed in the 1980s, and in museums around the world there are only 4 stuffed Canarian Black Oystercatcher.
The Mariana Mallard, 2004
This bird lived on the three islands of the Pacific, one of whom was Guam. The cause of her death was established - the draining of wetlands, which needed for agriculture in the postwar period. The last specimens of the Mariana Mallard died in captivity in 1981, and without issue.
Javan tiger 1994
An increase in the agricultural sector resulted in the death and Javanese tiger. They lived in Indonesia on the island of Java. The last time they were seen on the highest mountain in the island of Java. According to the inconclusive results of the search for this kind of animal, which was held from 1984 to 1993rd years, the researchers, this subspecies of tigers was found completely extinct.
Pyrenean ibex, 2000
Under accidentally fallen tree died last representative subspecies of Pyrenean ibex. Scientists have tried to clone a goat, which was isolated DNA animal. However, the cloned calf did not survive and died from multiple birth defects.
Alaotranskaya Grebe, 2010
Another victim of human stupidity. These birds are encountered on the island of Madagascar, near Lake Alaotra. She ate local fish, but after settling in the lake a man of new species of fish and plants, it began to fade. Also on toadstools fiercely hunted by poachers.