10 animals that have died out in the last 10 years

Often people, after hearing the phrase “extinct animals”, imagine dinosaurs, mammoths and other ancient inhabitants of the planet. However, extinction is an ongoing process. Over the past 25 years, the Earth’s biological diversity has been reduced by a third. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), about three species of animals die every hour, approximately 70 species of flora and fauna disappear from the face of the Earth every day. If the rate of extinction of animals does not decrease, then the situation will begin to resemble a new mass extinction.
 
Today, October 4, World Animal Protection Day is celebrated, called to draw attention of mankind to the problems of other inhabitants of the Earth. In honor of this day, our editorial staff will remind you of 10 animals that have died out in the last 10 years:


Abingdonian elephant turtle. June 24, 2012. The last representative is Lonely George, who died at the age of more than 100 years.


Western black rhinoceros. 2011. The species became a victim of poaching.


Chinese river dolphin. The last specimen was seen in 2007.


Alatotrans Grebe. 2010 year. Mostly lived in only one lake in Madagascar.


Caribbean seal monk. 2008 year. The last time was seen in 1952, but officially extinct was recognized in 2008.


Eastern puma. 2015 year.


Taiwanese smoky leopard. year 2013.


Vietnamese rhinoceros. 2011.


The baton of the island of Christmas. The last time was seen in 2009.


Chinese paddle. The last time was seen in 2007.