We all know about the demise of the dinosaurs, but since that happened millions of years ago, the import of occasion seems a bit removed to our daily lives. Fast forward to 1989 when we said goodbye to the Golden Toad.
(Photo: Charles H. Smith / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
In 1996 we said farewell to the Zanzibar Leopard.
(Photo: Helle V. Goldman and Jon Winther-Hansen)
In 2000 it was the Pyrenean Ibex.
(Photo: A. Cabrera via Wikimedia Commons)
Spix's Macaw's last year was 2004.
(Photo: M. Stafford / www.parrotsinternational.org)
Also in 04, we said goodbye to the Po'ouli as well.
(Photo: Paul E. Baker / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
The last of the West African Black Rhinoceros were seen in 2006.
(Photo: Sideog / Flickr)
The Madeiran Large White departed from existence in 2007.
(Photo: A. E. Holt-White via Wikimedia Commons)
For more information about these creatures, including reasons for their extinction, visit The Daily Green.