Lonesome George died, marking the end of this existence of his subspecies. But abingdonskie Galápagos tortoise - not only animals, extinct in recent times. Below is a list of 8 more irrevocably disappeared during the life of our species.
1. Baiji river dolphin 2006
It declared functionally extinct in 2006, which means that older individuals of a species could still be preserved, but new is not born.
2. The Western Black Rhinoceros, 2011
This subspecies of black rhino left the planet in the last year, was a victim of rampant poaching in their home country, Cameroon. Scientists have searched for at least one representative from the subspecies of 2006, however, after 5 years of fruitless searching, declared extinct subspecies. 3 remaining subspecies of black rhino as endangered.
3. The Caribbean monk seal 2008
Despite the fact that the monk seals live Caribbean last seen in 1952, finally extinct these animals were found only in 2008. Europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries actively monk seals slaughtered for their oil, which was used as oil for lamps and lubrication equipment. Together with the monk seal became extinct his nasal mites, insects that are able to live only in the nose of the animal.
4. Canarian black oystercatcher, 1994