Animals & Birds
Renewable & Recycling
Endangered & Extinct
Plants & Tree
"History repeats itself; if you destroy the nature, it will destroy you."
There’s no doubt that humans killed off the Tasmanian tiger. It was the largest marsupial predator that survived into recent times. Sadly it was hunted to extinction in the wild, and the last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity in 1936.
The Pyrenean ibex was one of four subspecies of the Iberian ibex. The first to become extinct was the Portuguese ibex (Capra pyrenaica lusitanica) in 1892. The Pyrenean ibex was the second, with the last individual, a female called Celia, found dead in 2000.
The majestic West African black rhino was declared extinct in 2006, after conservationists failed to find any in their last remaining habitat in Cameroon. The West African black rhino was one of four subspecies of rhinoceros. Cause of extinction: Poachers hunted the rhino for its horn.