10 Animals That Went Extinct Recently
The Passenger Pigeon is quite tragic, sadly. They were around nearly 200 years ago, and were not even close to extinction at the time. They were once the most common bird within North America, but were hunted on a massive scale. The last one died in 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo.
The Golden Toad was first recorded by a herpetologist in 1966. At the time, they could be recognized by the bright orange coloring. In 1987, the last of them nearly died out. Only 29 survived a bad storm. The last of them went extinct in 1989.