Ten Super Rare Animals That Are All Extinct in the Wild 2018

Ten Super Rare Animals That Are All Extinct in the Wild 2018

Sadly there are more and more animals entering this list each and every month, but at least it is not always the fault of us humans. Sadly these images might be the last thing you ever see of these ten animals because they are classed as extinct in the wild…

 


Ten Super Rare Animals That Are All Extinct in the Wild 2018


 

Wyoming Toad

Wyoming Toad

Wyoming Toad

The Wyoming toad or Baxter’s toad is an extremely rare amphibian that exists only in captivity and within Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming in the United States. The Wyoming toad was listed as an endangered species in 1984 and listed as extinct in the wild since 1991. Before the sharp declines occurred, this toad was classified as a subspecies of the Canadian toad.

Spix's macaw

Spix’s macaw

Spix’s macaw

Spix’s macaw is also known as the little blue macaw, is a macaw native to Brazil. It is a member of Tribe Arini in the subfamily Arinae part of the family Psittacidae (the true parrots). It was first described by German naturalist Georg Marcgrave, when he was working in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1638 and it is named for German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix, who collected a specimen in 1819 on the bank of the Rio São Francisco in northeast Bahia in Brazil.

Socorro dove

Socorro dove

Socorro dove

The Socorro dove is a dove that is extinct in the wild. It was endemic to Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Islands off the west coast of Mexico. The last sighting in its natural habitat was in 1972. There are not more than 200 and probably fewer than 100 purebred birds in captivity. A reintroduction program is in the early stages of preparation.

Oahu deceptor bush cricket

Oahu deceptor bush cricket

Oahu deceptor bush cricket

Leptogryllus deceptor is a species of cricket in the family Gryllidae. It was endemic to the Pacific island state of Hawaii in the United States. It is also known as the Oʻahu deceptor bush cricket. It is currently extinct in the wild according to IUCN.

Kihansi spray toad

Kihansi spray toad

Kihansi spray toad

The Kihansi spray toad, Nectophrynoides asperginis, is a small toad endemic to Tanzania. The species is live-bearing and insectivorous. The Kihansi spray toad is currently categorized as “Extinct in the wild” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), though the species persists in ex-situ, captive breeding populations.

Hawaiian crow

Hawaiian crow

Hawaiian crow

The species is known for strong flying ability and resourcefulness, and the reasons for its extirpation are not fully understood. It is thought that introduced diseases, such as Toxoplasma gondii, avian malaria and fowlpox, were probably a significant factor in the species’ decline.

Guam rail

Guam rail

Guam rail

Nine of the eleven species of native forest-dwelling birds have been extirpated from Guam. Five of these were endemic at the species or subspecies level and are now extinct on Guam. Two of these species, the Guam rail and the Guam kingfisher, are being captively bred in zoos in the hope that they can eventually be released back into the wild.

Catarina pupfish

Catarina pupfish

Catarina pupfish

The Catarina pupfish is a diminutive species of fish in the Cyprinodontidae family, first described in 1972. It was endemic to a spring in Nuevo León Mexico, but has been extinct in the wild since about 1994.

Black softshell turtle

Black softshell turtle

Black softshell turtle

The black softshell turtle or Bostami turtle is a species of freshwater turtle found in India and Bangladesh. It was long believed to be inbred individuals of the Ganges softshell turtle or the Indian peacock softshell turtle, but while it is a close relative of the latter, it is a distinct species.

Alagoas curassow

Alagoas curassow

Alagoas curassow

The Alagoas curassow is a glossy-black, pheasant-like bird. It was formerly found in forests in Northeastern Brazil in what is now the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, which is the origin of its common name. It is now extinct in the wild; there are about 130 individuals in captivity.

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