24 Recently Extinct Animals Species that Shows Our Carelessness (2017)

16. Great auk
Recently Extinct Animals
The Great Auk was a flightless bird and looked similar to the penguins. Due to the high demand of its Meat in Europe and America, the Great Auk’s population declined. The great auk is said to be extinct by 1970s.

15. Western Black Rhinoceros
Recently Extinct Animals
Look at this picture again and you will see how cruel we have been to our mother nature. The western Black rhinoceros were killed for their horns and IUCN and declared them extinct in 2011. They would have become extinct by the early 20h century but strong conservation laws saved them. However poachers still found a way the last western black rhino was killed in 2004.

14. Zanzibar leopard
Recently Extinct Animals
The Zanzibar leopards were endemic to the Tanazania state of Australia. They were very skilled predators and were considered a threat to human being. This led to their mass killings and thus by 1997 they were extinct.

13. Alaotra Grebe
Recently Extinct Animals
Alaotra Grebe was confined to the Alaotra lake in Madagascar. Even though it had the abilities to fly large distances but due to its small wings it was not able to do so. The Alaotra grebe became rare by mid 20th century and it extinct in 1985.

12. Round Island burrowing boa
Recently Extinct Animals
Round Island Burrowing boa was confined to the round islands but due to continuous habitual loss, the species soon became extinct.

11. Canary Islands Oystercatcher
Recently Extinct Animals
Canarian Oystercatcher became prey of both Mother Nature and evil Human beings. The Canarian Oystercatcher became a rare species in 1900s and due extensive hunting it became extinct by 1970s.

10. Bubal Hartebeest
Recently Extinct Animals
This subspecies of Hartebeest was once common in the Saharan Desert. However our colonization resulted in their suffer and the human species massacred them on a large scale. Bubal Hartebeest were wiped out by us by the beginning of 20th century. Bravo.

9. Quagga
Recently Extinct Animals
Even though this species of Zebra looked funny due to its plain body and stripes on head, but the bigger joke was on us when this species extinct. It was called Quagga (Kw-ha-ha) due to its call. This rare species of animal died out in 1883 due to surprise Hunting.

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