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Kitty
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Tasmanian Tiger

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https://youtu.be/6vqCCI1ZF7o

A video of the Tasmanian Tiger, an extinct marsupial, and my favorite extinct animal. What's your favorite extinct animal?
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It's quite amazing to see a video of a now extinct animal like that—also very sad.

I suppose mine would the the passenger pigeon—there were once billions in North America, and the last known living one died in 1914. Again, a very sad situation.

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I have quite a few favorite recently extinct animals. The Caribbean monk seal was hunted to extinction in the 1950s (last known sighting in 1952, formally declared extinct in 2008). There are Hawaiian monk seals, and they are currently critically endangered.

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The North Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. I was fascinated with the species after its mention in Jonathan Bird's first book Beneath the North Atlantic (I believe there was a contemporary sketch of the animal by a sailor included).

The northern white rhino is another. It's not techically extinct, but as there are only two remaining females the species is pretty much a goner. The last male died two years ago. It's a very sad situation.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uul3KOb0g0o

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BettyLouSpence wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:54 pm
The northern white rhino is another. It's not techically extinct, but as there are only two remaining females the species is pretty much a goner. The last male died two years ago. It's a very sad situation.
Wow, that is quite a sad situation. :shock: :(
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Sun May 03, 2020 7:54 pm
I love learning about the natural world, I have several books on the fauna of various biomes and some field guides.
That's great. :) Yes, me too. I've always been fascinated with trees, shrubs, other flora, and also insects (I used to be quite into entomology.)

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Btw, Jonathan Bird has a series called Jonathan Bird's Blue World. The series is on YouTube, uploaded by Jonathan's channel, new episodes every Sunday. If you're interested in marine biology, you'll love it.

https://m.youtube.com/user/BlueWorldTV

Here's an episode on bull sharks:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vrkkQO9zVfA
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That looks like an interesting series!

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Big news, everyone: new footage of the Tasmanian tiger from 1935 has been discovered a couple of days ago. This is now the oldest known footage of the animal, shot just months before the endling, Benjamin, died and the species was finally extinct.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xoN7u_Dyiag
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