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The 15 Most Beautiful and Amazing Extinct Animals

Hayashi and Toda, Passenger Pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), From: Orthogenetic Evolution in the Pigeons, 1920

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Scott Partridge - illustration - passenger pigeons

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Owen Gromme's Passenger Pigeons - DMS Bands

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Illustration of Passenger Pigeons from Audubon's 'The Birds of America', 1842.

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Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon had two major causes: commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale and loss of habitat. Another significant reason for its extinction was deforestation.

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from cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com

A study of mass extinction

Passenger pigeons, extinct. Study of mass extinctions by Marc Schlossman

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us

Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She died Sept 1, 1914, marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction.

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The Passenger Pigeon is now extinct (painting by John James Audubon) Lost forever.We must protect our wildlife.

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And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon) fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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“Martha,” a passenger pigeon named after George Washington’s wife, was the last of her kind. Immediately following her death in 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoological Gardens, she was packed in an enormous 300-pound block of ice and shipped to the Smithsonian.

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