Saturday, April 4, 2009

11 Extinct Animals Photographed Alive

This is very sad, but at least we have a photo of these animals that are forever gone from the face of the earth. Bryon Nelson over at Eco wrote this story.

Here's a sample of one of these extinct animals:

"The Bubal Hartebeest was a magnificent, tough beast which was once domesticated by the ancient Egyptians as a food source and for sacrificial purposes. The creature was even mentioned in the Old Testament.

Although it once roamed throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East, the deep-rooted mythology which surrounded the animal was not enough to save it from European hunters who began hunting them for recreation and meat. The last Bubal Hartebeest was probably a female which died in the Paris Zoo in 1923."

Check out the rest of the collection by CLICKING HERE.

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