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From panthers and pandas to rhinos and tigers, dwindling animal
numbers speak of the need to step up conservation efforts – if it’s not
already too late. As a kind of wake-up call, we decided to take a look
at seven extinct species captured on camera. With modern photography
having only been invented in the 1820s, these snapshots are visible
testament to just how recently the creatures shown were wiped out – and a
jarring reminder of the precarious situation for many species still
left on the planet.











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The Tarpan

Tarpan at the Moscow Zoo, published 1884

The last Tarpan died on a Ukrainian game preserve at Askania Nova in
1876. A prehistoric type of wild horse that once roamed from Southern
France and Spain eastwards to central Russia, the Tarpan died out in the
wild in the late 1800s. Reasons for its extinction include the
destruction of its forest and steppe habitat to make room for people;
hunting by farmers averse to their crops being eaten and mares stolen;
and absorption into a growing domestic horse population. There have been
various attempts to recreate the Tarpan through re-breeding, resulting
in horses that do at least resemble their extinct forebears.











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2. The Quagga

Quagga at London's Regent's Park Zoo, 1870

Another extinct equine beast – this time a subspecies of zebra – the
last wild Quagga was probably shot in the late 1870s, while the last
specimen in captivity died in 1883 at Artis Magistra Zoo in Amsterdam.
Once abundant in southern Africa, the Quagga fell victim to ruthless
hunting for its meat and hide, and because it was seen by settlers as a
competitor to livestock like sheep. It was the coat of the Quagga that
distinguished it best, with only the front part of its body showing the
zebra’s vivid striped markings. As with the Tarpan, projects to breed
back the Quagga have produced favourable results, visually at least.











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3. The Javan Tiger

Live Javan Tiger, taken in 1938 at Ujung Kulon

The Javan Tiger was a subspecies of tiger found only on the
Indonesian island of Java, until it died out as recently as the 1980s.
In the early 19th century, the Javan Tiger was common all over the
island, but rapid human population increase led to the destruction of
its forest habitat. The Javan Tiger was also mercilessly hunted, so that
by the 1950s it is thought fewer than 25 remained in the wild.
Following in the tracks of the Bali Tiger, which was wiped out in the
1930s, the fate of the Javan Tiger speaks for the precarious position of
the tiger species as a whole. Sightings of the subspecies persist but
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4. The Caspian Tiger

A captive Caspian Tiger in Berlin Zoo, 1899

Another tiger to vanish in the last century was the Caspian Tiger,
the last confirmed reports of which date back to before the 1950s.
Recent research suggests the Caspian Tiger was largely identical to the
Siberian Tiger, but even if not a distinct subspecies, it yet had its
own range and habitat. Found in the sparse forest and river basin
corridors of Central and Western Asian, this big cat succumbed to
intense hunting by the Russian army, who were told to exterminate it
during a huge land reclamation programme in the early 1900s. Farmers
followed, clearing forestland, and the loss of the Caspian Tiger's
primary prey, the boar, spelled its demise.

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5. The Syrian Wild Ass

Syrian Wild Ass in London Zoo, 1872

The last member of this species died at Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna in
1928. Formerly occupying the mountains, deserts and steppes between
Palestine and Iraq, the Syrian Wild Ass disappeared from the Syrian
desert during the 18th century, not helped by war between Palestine and
Syria. It was eradicated in Northern Arabia during the 19th century, and
then became most seriously threatened with World War I, when its
remaining habitat was overrun with fighting forces. The rest is history.
This smallest of all recent members of the horse family stood just over
3 feet high at the shoulder and was generally light in colour.

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6. The Bubal Hartebeest

Female Bubal Hartebeest that lived in London Zoo from 1883 until 1897

The Bubal Hartebeest was a species of antelope that became extinct in
1923, when a captive female died in Jardin des Plantes in Paris. It was
once found over much of North Africa, at least as far east as Egypt,
where it was a mythological and sacrificial beast. However, by the 1900s
its range was limited to Algeria and the Moroccan High Atlas mountains.
Hunting throughout the 19th century drastically reduced the Bubal
Hartebeest’s numbers, sealing its fate. A fawn-coloured animal that
stood almost 4 feet at the shoulder, the Bubal Hartebeest was
characterised by lyre-shaped horns that almost touched at the base. A
beautiful beast, sadly missed.

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