Since time immemorial, human beings have hunted down animals and messed with the environment for their own ease and comfort. These species that our future generations will never see because of our selfishness.
1. Great Auk
The great auk ( Pinguinus impennis ) was a flightless coastal bird that lived on rocky islands around the North Atlantic, including in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the British Isles and Scandinavia. Up until the late 18th century, they were hunted down in huge numbers.
The killing of the last mating pair happened on July 3, 1844, by Sigurour Isleifsson and two other men who had been hired by a merchant to hunt the birds.2. Dodo
Back in 1598, Dutch travellers were the first to discover this unique species. Dodo’s laid only one egg a year and with the onset of human invasion, their survival came under major threat.3. Elephant Bird
The Elephant Bird, (Aepyornis), was the largest bird that ever lived. At 10-foot-tall, this 1,000-pound behemoth once roamed the island of Madagascar. But was hunted by humans at a large scale.4.Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers)
The Tasmanian Tiger was an incredibly unique species. It had the head of a dog, stripes of a cat and the pouch of a kangaroo. Their killing started after farmers complained about their livestock going missing.5. Muskox
Over-hunting in the 1900s until the 1930s forced this species off the face of the planet.6. Mediterranean Monk Seals
This species comes under the world’s most critically endangered marine mammals category. Industrial pollution and rise of concretes jungle is mostly responsible for their extinction.7. Barbary Lions
The largest lion subspecies, they were admired for their size and dark manes. They were also hunted to extinction.8. Warrah
A type of wolf, the warrah was the only land mammal found in the Falkland Islands, which was uninhabited by humans until the 1760s, later were hunted.
9. Schomburgk’s Deer
Once found in Thailand, the deer was known to have magic antlers which had the power to cure diseases. Human settlement and agriculture destroyed most of their liveable habitat.
10. Tecopa Pupfish
The Tecopa Pupfish lived in the Mojave Desert in the outflows of water from the South and North Tecopa Hot Springs and now they don’t extinct because of major hunting.
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