You have never seen a great auk or the quagga - and you never will. It is sad to note that these species together with those listed on the left are extinct. These beautiful animals have once roamed the earth, but man due to his ignorance brought them to extinction.
Could this happen to animals like the ones you see in zoos today ? Could there ever be a last tiger or a last panda ? Yes, there could. Society does not have the resources to save every species from human-caused extinction.
The Stellar's Sea Cow for example, was hunted to extinction 27 years after it was discovered. It was barely 30 years, before it disappeared forever. As humans venture further into rainforests, expanding their agricultural land and industries, destroying more natural habitats, it is doubtless that many more animals and plants would end up like the Stellar's Sea Cow.
Here , you will get to know more about some extinct species. The main idea of these few pages is to bring across to you how these animals became extinct and how we can save other animal species from extinction.