We’ll Never See Them Again: Male Sumatran Rhino + 6 Recently Extinct Species (PHOTOS)

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It was reported that world’s last male northern white rhinoceros died on Monday and left only two of the northern white rhino subspecies alive on the planet.

Nexter.org made a list of recently .

Male Sumatran rhino (2019)

Source: Raymond Alfred/WWF-Malaysia

Last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, Tam, has died. It was about 30 years old.

WWF-Malaysia paid tribute to the late rhino on Facebook:

“Today, we bid farewell to Tam, our last surviving male Sumatran rhino. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we mourn not only the loss of wildlife but the loss of a species. With Tam gone, we now only have Iman left, our last female rhino.

“If we are not careful, the Sumatran rhino will not be the only species that will go extinct under our watch. Our other prized wildlife like elephants, pangolins, bantengs and clouded leopards will also likely meet the same fate if we don’t protect them now.

“Let the loss of Tam be the wakeup call that we need to spring into action. Our wildlife needs protection now and like it or not, we are their only hope.”

 

Northern White Rhino (2018)

The world’s last male northern white rhinoceros named Sudan died in Kenya Monday. Sudan was 45 years old and his death left his species one step closer to complete extinction.

Sudan’s health had deteriorated in recent weeks after a severe leg infection.

Extinct-Species-photo

Source: Reuters

Bramble Cay melomys (2016)

Bramble Cay melomys is an extinct species of rodent. Bramble Cay melomys lived in Australia and was known as the most isolated mammal.

It has not been seen since 2007, despite a search by a team of scientists. In 2016 it was officially claimed extinct.

Extinct-Species-photo

Source: Rebecca Diete and Luke Leung/University of Queensland

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Christmas Island pipistrelle (2016)

The Christmas Island pipistrelle was a species of vesper bat found only on Christmas Island, Australia.

The species is now considered to be extinct, with the last individual bat seen in August 2009 with no further sightings despite intensive efforts to locate the species.

Extinct-Species-photo

Source: couchfair.club

Pinta Island Tortoise (2012)

The Pinta Island tortoise also known as the Pinta giant tortoise was a subspecies of giant tortoise that lived on the Galapagos Islands.

It was hunted prolifically for food in the 19th century, and its habitat was destroyed in the 1950s when goats were brought to the island.

Efforts were made to mate the male, named Lonesome George, with other species, but no viable eggs were produced.

After Lonesome George death in 2012, the species is believed to have become extinct.

Extinct-Species-photo

Source: Wikipedia

 

West African Black Rhinoceros (2011)

The West African Black Rhinoceros was found in several countries towards the southeast region of Africa. Some believe their horns had medicinal properties which lead to heavy poaching.

The last West African Black Rhino was seen in Cameroon in 2006. It was declared officially extinct in 2011.

Extinct-Species-photo

 

Baiji White Dolphin (2002)

Baiji White Dolphin, also called the Chinese River Dolphin, can only be found in the Yangtze River in China.

Although not officially recorded as extinct, no one has seen a Yangtze River Dolphin since 2002.

 Extinct-Species-photo

Source: AFP/Sixth Tone


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Northern White Rhino and Other Recently Extinct Species  - We’ll Never See Them Again
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