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✟ Thylacine - I find it such a beautiful and haunting photo as we're looking directly into the eyes of a species of animal that no longer exists, thanks to us...

Père David's Deer (Elaphurus davidianus), is a species of deer that is currently extinct in the wild

The Thylacine. circa 1906. Photo taken at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Now extinct. The Thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf) was a carnivorous marsupial. The last one seen was in 1933. It is now extinct.

The extinct Dodo bird. Even though the rareness of the Dodo was reported already in the 17th century, its extinction was not recognised until the 19th century. This was partly because, for religious reasons, extinction was not believed possible until later proved so by Georges Cuvier, and partly because many scientists doubted that the Dodo had ever existed. Like many animals that evolved in isolation from significant predators, the Dodo was entirely fearless of humans.

Curiosities: Rare Historical Photos - The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. The species is now extinct.

thylacine specimen, swedish museum of natural history. So sad.

The blue-eyed black lemur is the only primate besides humans to have blue eyes.

The Takin is a goat-antelope native to the Himalayas and neighbouring areas. The Takin is listed as Endangered in China and Vulnerable in the rest of the world, threatened by overhunting and habitat destruction.