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17 Animals That Became Extinct In Our Lifetime

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:06 AM

It's a shame.
So many animals going extinct because of humans.
And some very beautiful to look at.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by grey580

It is sad that they go extinct, some of it may be humans fault, some of it is not.

It said that 99% of all species that ever existed went extinct, and based on some
of the major extinction events such as the million years long super volcanic eruption
I could see why.


Most extinctions have occurred naturally, prior to Homo sapiens walking on Earth: it is estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever existed are now extinct.[3][4]

Siberian Traps

The Siberian Traps (Russian: Сибирские траппы Sibirskije trappy) form a large region of volcanic rock, known as a large igneous province, in the Russian region of Siberia. The massive eruptive event which formed the traps, one of the largest known volcanic events of the last 500 million years of Earth's geological history, continued for a million years and spanned the Permian–Triassic boundary, about 251 to 250 million years ago.

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:26 AM
reply to post by grey580

This is so sad! All of these are very beautiful! ( except the earwig, ew! ) kidding, none are any less important due to looks. That tiger, and golden toad are some of my favorite, it hurts to know they've become extinct in our lifetime. Especially all the ones on the list due to our hunting and taking of their habitats.
One of the best days almost 2 years ago is when an ivory billed wood pecker dove in front of my car on a road trip, of course no one believed me due to their extinction, but I have gone back so many times to look, I just wish I had gotten a picture!

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:31 AM
So... evolution will continue to keep generating new species right? Look at it as an out with the old in with the new kind of thing.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by grey580
how very heartbreaking to read this, it seems man(and greed) is behind these extictions one way or the other.

one would think that these poachers would understand when they kill the animals like this is a no win situation,you can't poach them if the are no longer?...will people ever learn?

I'll keep my eye out for the ivory billed woodpecker I've seen different species in my yard.It's a small chance but you never know one just may fly in.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:43 AM
And Here are some new species to replace them

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by swoopaloop

Very interesting!!! Those are all very interesting! Thanks for scaring me with the 'wandering leg sausage' though, how odd!

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:16 PM
reply to post by Katharos62191

Have fun sleeping tonight!

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:50 PM
i feel bad for those animals, especially the ones who are gone now because of humans.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:57 PM
We all die one way or another so in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter. Still, extinction of a species due to our actions is really sad. I wonder what species have already gone extinct before we could document them. Nature has a lot of beauty to offer, that's for sure.

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