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A mere 1,000 years ago, giant flightless birds called moas inhabited the islands of New Zealand. There were more than a dozen species of moa

Small Wild Fowl
The heath hen, a small wild fowl, was a relative of the prairie chicken. It was once considered quite tasty and was rather easy to kill

Passenger Pigeon
How could the passenger pigeon be extinct when it was the most abundant bird species on Earth no so long ago

Caribbean Monk Seal
A sub-tropical marine mammal, the Caribbean monk seal was first recorded in modern scientific terms by Columbus in 1493 during his famous voyage to the Americas

Dusky Seaside Sparrow
The dusky seaside sparrow became extinct in 1987. It is widely considered to be the most recent, well-documented extinction of a vertebrate in the United Sta

Dodo Bird
The dodo bird inhabited the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, where it lived undisturbed for so long that it lost its need and ability to fly

Blue Pike
The blue pike was an endemic fish of the Great Lakes region in the United States and Canada. It was once commonly found in the waters of Lake Erie

In the Wild : Extinct and Vanishing Animals
Includes information on the dodo, the moa, and the passenger pigeon.

The Peregrine Falcon: An Alberta Endangered Species
Peregrines, the worlds swiftest birds, are endangered everywhere in Canada and in most places in the United States.

Conservation Committee of the Avicultural Federation of Australia
The Conservation Committee is part of the Avicultural Federation of Australia, the peak avicultural organisation in Australia, and works for the conservation of rare and endangered bird species

The Fabulous Kakapo
Information on the flightless kakapo parrot. Languages: German, English, Japanese and Portuguese.

Trumpeter Swan - An Alberta Endangered Species
Trumpeters are the rarest swan in the world. They used to be abundant in North America but by the early 1900s, they were nearly extinct.