Newsday Tuesday – Animals That Have Gone Extinct

I thought I’d continue with Monday’s theme by listing some of the animals thought to be extinct—many of them having gone extinct in our lifetime. Let’s start with the cats: The American cheetah no longer exists, neither does the Iberian lynx (deemed extinct in 2004). And at serious risk of extinction, with very few left in existence, are the lemur leopard and the Sumatran tiger.

Also fairly recently found to be extinct are the African black rhinoceros (1911), the Pyrenean ibex (2000), Caribbean monk seal (2008), Tasmanian Tiger and Javan tiger.

Here are a couple of sites with additional information: It lists eleven animals already extinct

Here’s an article featuring 100 recently extinct

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