17 Amazing Animals That Became Extinct In Our Lifetime

07 Jun 2014 Animals
17 Amazing Animals That Became Extinct In Our Lifetime

The world is a big place, one filled with creatures of every kind. We aren’t even completely aware of just how many types of animals there are on Earth. It’s hard to keep track, though, because each day we discover a new species… and each day one dies. Every year, about 10,000 different species of animals go extinct.

There are some amazingly beautiful creatures that have even gone extinct in your lifetime, as depressing and unbelievable as that fact is. The animals you see below have recently gone extinct. It’s sad to know we’ll never see another one of these amazing animals ever again.

1.) Pinta Island Tortoise (June 24, 2012)
Pinta Island Tortoise (June 24, 2012)
2.) Baiji or Yangtze River Dolphin (2006)
Baiji or Yangtze River Dolphin (2006)
3.) Western Black Rhinoceros (2011)
Western Black Rhinoceros (2011)
4.) Caribbean Monk Seal (2008)
Caribbean Monk Seal (2008)

5.) Canarian Oystercatcher (1994)
Canarian Oystercatcher (1994)
6.) Ivory-billed Woodpecker (1994)
Ivory-billed Woodpecker (1994)
7.) Mariana Mallard (2004)
 Mariana Mallard (2004)
8.) Dusky Seaside Sparrow (1987)
Dusky Seaside Sparrow (1987)

9.) Mexican Grizzly Bear (1964)
Mexican Grizzly Bear (1964)
10.) Javan Tiger (1994)
Javan Tiger (1994)
11.) Japanese Sea Lion (1974)
Japanese Sea Lion (1974)
12.) Pyrenean Ibex (2000)
Pyrenean Ibex (2000)
13.) Golden Toad (1989)
Golden Toad (1989)
14.) Conondale Gastric-brooding Frog (1983)
Conondale Gastric-brooding Frog (1983)
15.) Alaotra Grebe (2010)
Alaotra Grebe (2010)
16.) Poʻouli or Black-faced Honeycreeper (2004)
Poʻouli or Black-faced Honeycreeper (2004)
17.) Saint Helena Earwig (1967)
Saint Helena Earwig (1967)

Source : Viral Nova

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