Only one quagga was ever photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today.The quagga was the first extinct animal to have its DNA analysed,and this 1984 study launched the field of ancient DNA analysis. It confirmed that the quagga was more closely related to zebras than to horses.
Thirteen years after they were listed as endangered in 1967, the last captive Black-footed ferret died, and the animals were thought to be extinct in North America. Then in 1981 a small relic population was discovered. Thanks to habitat management and captive breeding and reintroduction, there are now an estimated total of about 838 black-footed ferrets living in the wild.
Zanzibar Leopard (1996) One of several subspecies of leopard, the Zanzibar leopard made its home on the Zanzibar archipelago of Tanzania. It's still unclear whether this large cat is technically extinct — there are occasional unconfirmed sightings.
The Shoebill Stork is one of the worlds more endangered species and is actually considered one of the worlds ugliest animals next to the Wildebeest. People have clearly never delved deeply enough into the species of the sea to think this bird one of the ugliest animals on earth.