Timeline of Extinctions - 2nd Millennium CE - 19th Century

19th Century

  • 1800 - The last known Bluebuck was shot, making the species the first African antelope to be hunted to extinction by European settlers.
  • 1825 - The Mysterious Starling died out.
  • 1826 - The Mauritius Blue Pigeon becomes extinct due to excessive hunting.
  • 1827 - The Tonga Ground Skink dies out from its only home in the Tongan Islands.
  • 1852 - The last sighting of a Great Auk was made off the coast of Newfoundland. The bird was driven to extinction by hunting for its fat, feathers, meat, and oil.
  • 1860 - The String Tree from the island of St Helena becomes extinct because of habitat destruction.
  • Circa 1870s - The last known Atlas Bear, Africa's only native bear, is killed by hunters in Morocco. The bear was heavily hunted and used for sport in the Roman Empire.
  • 1875 - The Broad-faced Potoroo was last recorded.
  • 1876 - The Falkland Islands wolf became extinct.
  • 1883 - The Quagga, a sub-species of the plains zebra, goes extinct.
  • 1886 - The red alga known as Bennett's Seaweed from Australia disappears because of the massive human activities.
  • 1889 - The last Hokkaido wolf dies from poisoning campaign.
  • 1890 - The Eastern Hare-wallaby was last recorded.
  • 1896 - The Eastern Elk, a subspecies of Elk in the US and Canada, dies out in Minnesota. They were over-hunted for food, clothing, sport and decoration for the Jolly Corkers who used their teeth as symbols.

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