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The aurochs , the ancestor of domestic cattle, is an extinct type of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa; they survived in Europe until the last recorded aurochs, a female, died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland in 1627.

The aurochs, the ancestor of domestic cattle, is an extinct type of large wild…

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissimus) is an extinct species of blue pigeon formerly endemic to the Mascarene island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissimus) is an extinct species of blue pigeon formerly endemic to the Mascarene island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.

The White-winged Sandpiper, Prosobonia ellisi, is an extinct member of the large wader family Scolopacidae that was endemic to the Moorea in French Polynesia, where the locals called it te-te in the Tahitian language.

The White-winged Sandpiper, Prosobonia ellisi, is an extinct member of the large wader family Scolopacidae that was endemic to the Moorea in French Polynesia, where the locals called it te-te in the Tahitian language.

Aurochs | AUROCHS - Les animaux du monde | extinct by 1627

Aurochs | AUROCHS - Les animaux du monde | extinct by 1627

Quinkana | Native to the Pacific Islands and Australia.  Went extinct about 40,000 years ago, around the time most other Australian megafauna became extinct.

Quinkana is an extinct genus of mekosuchine crocodile that lived in Australia from 24 million years ago to years ago.

Pink-Headed Duck | Pink-Headed Duck, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

The pink-headed duck was no lucky duck. In 1948 a single specimen of this waterfowl, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea, was donated to the Division of Birds of …

The guadalupe caracara was a bird of prey that lived somewhere in Mexico. It would hunt goats and as a result, angry farmers began hunting them. This sort of hunting was one of the factors that led to this bird becoming extinct.

Top 10 Awesome Animals Humans Let Go Extinct

Kangaroo Island Emu | Kangaroo Island Emu, was native to Kangaroo Island of South Australia. Extinct around 1827. Was said to be quite common when discovered in 1802.

Kangaroo Island Emu | Kangaroo Island Emu, was native to Kangaroo Island of South Australia. Extinct around 1827. Was said to be quite common when discovered in 1802.

LAST OF ITS KIND: Newfoundland Wolf.  This subspecies of the Grey Wolf was officially declared extinct in 1930, though the last individual was shot in 1911.

LAST OF ITS KIND: Newfoundland Wolf. This subspecies of the Grey Wolf was officially declared extinct in though the last individual was shot in

Black Mamo | Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea) » Planet of Birds.  Native to Molokai and fossil evidence it also lived on Maui.  Last specimen was collected in 1907.  A search in 1936 did not find any of the birds.

Black Mamo | Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea) » Planet of Birds. Native to Molokai and fossil evidence it also lived on Maui. Last specimen was collected in 1907. A search in 1936 did not find any of the birds.

Haast-Eagle Harpagornis moorei Haast, 1872 New Zealand, extinct

Haast-Eagle Harpagornis moorei Haast, 1872 New Zealand, extinct. Painting by Paul Martinson, from a lovely book on NZ extinct birds.

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