On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo. Her body was frozen into a block of ice and sent to the Smithsonian Institution, where it was skinned, dissected, photographed and mounted.
The only photograph of a living Quagga from 1870. This species is now extinct.
Female Bubal Hartebeest that lived in London Zoo from 1883 until 1897. The Bubal Hartebeest was a species of antelope that became extinct in 1923. It was once found over much of North Africa, as far east as Egypt, where it was a mythological & sacrificial beast. By the 1900s its range was limited to Algeria & the Moroccan High Atlas mountains. A fawn-coloured animal that stood almost 4 feet at the shoulder, it was characterised by lyre-shaped horns that almost touched at the base.
The Baji river dolphin was declared officially extinct in 2006
the Caspian tiger was one of the largest cat species to ever exist, only slightly smaller than the massive Siberian tiger.
In the 17th century, the Caucasian wisent still populated a large area of the Western Caucasus. After that human settlement in the mountains intensified and the range of the Caucasian wisent became reduced to about one tenth of its original range at the end of the 19th century. In the 1860s the population numbered still about 2000, but was reduced to only 500-600 in 1917, and only 50 in 1921. Local poaching continued and in 1927, the three last Caucasian bison were killed.
One of only two known photos of a Thylacine with a distended pouch, bearing young. Adelaide Zoo.
thylacine- the extinct Tasmanian animal "done in" in the 1930's.