Extinct species

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Seychelles Parakeet (Psittacula wardi)
Seychelles Parakeet (Psittacula wardi)
Species description by: Shwetankverma
Seychelles Parakeet used to be found in the Indian ocean islands of the Seychelles group. Main reason for their extinction was intense persecution by farmers and coconut plantation owners. The species was extinct by 1906..

Honshu Wolf
Species description by: Shwetankverma
It is one of the two extinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf once endemic to the islands of Japan. It is believed that the reason for their extinction is rabies-induced aggression and deforestation of the wolf's habitat which forced them into conflict with humans, and this led to them being targeted by farmers. According to Japanese folklore and religious traditions: the clan leader Fujiwara no Hidehira was said to have been raised by wolves, and the wolf is often symbolically linked with mountain kami in Shinto (the most famous example being the wolf kami of Mitsumine Shrine in the town of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture.
Honshu wolf

Mounted specimen in the Zanzibar Museum
Zanzibar Leopard
Species description by: Shwetankverma
Zanzibar Leopard used to be found in Zanzibar archipelago, part of Tanzania. IUCN still classifies it as critically endangered but most latest surveys have failed to spot any individual of this species. they became extinct because of Zanzibar Revolution of 1964, when a leopard-killing campaign was was launched as their combined anti-witchcraft campaign.

Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica)
Species description by: Shwetankverma
Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) a subspecies of Spanish Ibex once ranged across the Pyrenees in France and Spain and the surrounding area. The last individual of this species died in the year 2000. According to some of the hypotheses reasons for their extinction could be competition for food with other species, infections and diseases, and poaching. There have been lot of attempts to clone this species and bring them back from extinction but all the cloning attempts have failed due to the death of the clone because of physical defects.
Pyrenean ibex

The Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Species description by: Shwetankverma
The Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea used to be found in eastern India, Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. They became extinct during 1960s,