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Once in zoos but now extinct

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by nanoboy, 19 Sep 2012.

  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Cincinnati also kept the last Carolina Parakeet, and interestingly, it was kept in the same cage.
     
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    Canihelpyou? Well-Known Member

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    Tilburgse zoo also used to have javan tigers.
     
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    They did have the last one but the body is in the Smithsonian. They also had the last Carolina parakeet.
     
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    The last Rabb's Fring Limbed Tree Frog, Toughie, died at Atlanta's Botanical Garden in September 2016
     
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    Sorry to bring back an old post, but I wanted to recommend the book Witness to Extinction, by Samuel Turvey. Turvey was heavily involved in the last-ditch efforts to save the species and discusses the few animals that were kept in captivity, going up and down the river looking for animals, etc. It's a difficult but good read.
     
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    I second that recommendation. Very poignant read, the kind of book that makes you want to get out there and change things.

    On the subject of extinct species kept in zoos, Partula turgida is noteworthy, due to it's extinction at London zoo, and being the first case of final extinction confirmed to be caused by a parasite.
     
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