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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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from cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com

A study of mass extinction

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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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Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century. The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

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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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Ancient DNA Could Return Passenger Pigeons to the Sky Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century...

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