All posts tagged extinct

December 2, 2019, No comments

Koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’ but they are in danger, according to academics in Australia who rejected claims made after devastating bushfires led to the deaths of thousands of the […]

Breeding farmed frogs may stop the illegal trade of exotic frogs

May 27, 2019, No comments

A conservation group in Colombia is breeding sought-after exotic frogs in an attempt to thwart traffickers from capturing the animal and selling them ...

Madagascar pochard: Once thought extinct, the world’s rarest bird returned to the wild

December 29, 2018, No comments

The Madagascar pochard is living proof not all hope is lost. Considered the world’s rarest bird, and thought to be extinct for 15 years, the duc ...

Gone, gone, gone: Blue parrot from the movie “Rio” officially extinct in the wild

September 10, 2018, No comments

A Spix Macaw named Blu destined to help save the species, at least in the animated film Rio, is now extinct in the wild. A statistical analysis publ ...

  • Tasmanian tiger may still exist
    November 11, 2013, No comments

    For nearly eight decades, no sighting of the Tasmanian tiger have been credibly noted. The last known one died in Hobart Zoo. At one time the Thylacine, as it’s known […]