Historical Extinct Animals: A Glimpse into the Past
The auroch, a massive wild cattle species, went extinct in the 17th century due to overhunting, habitat loss, and domestication.
The Colorful Carolina Parakeet:
The vibrant Carolina parakeet, native to North America, became extinct in the early 20th century due to hunting and habitat destruction.
The flightless dodo bird of Mauritius symbolizes extinction, disappearing in the 17th century due to human activities like hunting and habitat destruction.
The Flightless Great Auk:
The great auk, a large, flightless bird of the North Atlantic, went extinct in the mid-19th century due to human hunting for meat, feathers, and eggs.
The Irish Elk:
The Irish elk, a giant deer from the Pleistocene epoch, became extinct around 10,000 years ago due to environmental changes and overhunting by early humans.
The Javan Tiger:
The Javan tiger, a subspecies of tiger from Java, went extinct in the mid-20th century due to habitat loss, hunting, and human encroachment.
Haast's eagle, the largest eagle in the world, became extinct around 600 years ago in New Zealand, likely due to the decline of its prey, the moa, and increased human competition.