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The 15 Most Beautiful and Amazing Extinct Animals

Hayashi and Toda, Passenger Pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), From: Orthogenetic Evolution in the Pigeons, 1920

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The Passenger Pigeon is now extinct (painting by John James Audubon) Lost forever.We must protect our wildlife.

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Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century. The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

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from cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com

A study of mass extinction

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Passenger Pigeon. Hunted to extinction, they once numbered in the billions. Their huge flocks looked like black clouds that went on for miles. The last Passenger Pigeon, 'Martha', died in 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us

Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She died Sept 1, 1914, marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction.

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