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Dodo and Friends

We all know about the Dodo. What we don't know generally is that the word Dodo came from the 17th Century Portuguese word 'Doudo' or (today) 'Doido' meaning light headed, foolish or crazy...

Dodo and Friends

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The Sumatran Orangutan is listed as critically endangered, and they are believed to be the most endangered among all of the primates. Deforestation is one of the leading threats to the livelihood of the orangutans.

Sumatran orangutan - Philadelphia Zoo


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Hair Yesterday, Gone Today: The Oregon Wonder Horses! Did you know about this now extinct breed of horse from Oregon. . .well, I didn't either! Read all about it in our blog post: stargazermercanti...

The Oregon Wonder Horses

Pyrenean Ibex, extinct 2000; Hunting/Poaching

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The now extinct Baiji or Yangtze River Dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar officially extinct Wednesday March 2011.

Eastern cougar officially declared extinct -

May 8, 2013: Western Black rhino declared extinct

Western Black rhino declared extinct

Caucasian Bison extinct 1800's

Caucasian wisent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Trilobite fossil. Over 17,000 known species roamed the oceans for over 270 million years. All gone now...

Pennsylvania State Fossil - Trilobite

Shale Gas Oligarchs become Shale Oiligarchs.

Close up of newly identified primate species: lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis), found in the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals

Dhole - Asiatic wild dog - almost extinct

Bubal Hartebeest. Extinct 1923.

Zanzibar leopard. Extinct-2012

The Passenger Pigeon: Extinct!

Nearly Extinct Golden Tiger...

Golden Toad. Extinct-1989.

Paradise Parrot, Australia ( extinct)

eastern cougar. now extinct.

Carolina Parakeet. Extinct 1918.

Extinct Thylacine yawning