As we know today, there are endangered and endangered animal species. And unfortunately, although human beings are sensitive about this issue, the extinction of animals is still continuing rapidly. To date, there are more than 500 extinct animal species estimated in the world. The most well-known of these species are dinosaurs, whose skeleton we saw only in our time.
There were people who made many comments and made claims about the extinction of dinosaurs. One of the most believed claims is that more than 1000 dinosaur species were completely destroyed when a meteorite hit the earth 65 million years ago by the famous physics Luis Alvarez and geologist Walter Alvarez.
Until recently, the continued generation of an animal species in the Caspian tiger, Turkey, Turkmenistan, lived around the northern part of Afghanistan and the Caspian Sea. The last member of the genre is known to have died in 1970’s death.
Northern Sporty Lemur
The number of animal species that quickly disappear, the “northern sporty lemur” is decreasing day by day due to the forests being cut down by people. Since the lemurs, which are 28 cm tall and live in Madagascar, are fed with fruits and leaves, cutting forests is to destroy their lives.
Javan Rhinoceros, which live in rain forests in India, Thailand and Indonesia, are rare rare mammals. Its height is 1.7m and it weighs 2300kg. In Chinese medicine, the rhino horn was believed to have healing properties. It is thought that they will be completely extinct in a few years.
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, which is one of the extinct bird species, is known as the largest among woodpeckers with a height of 50 cm. The red hairs behind the head of these woodpeckers are seen only in males. Unfortunately, the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker has not been seen recently, as the Mexican Imperial Woodpecker, once considered a leader in height, has been extinct.
Pinta Island Turtle
It was the only example of the Pinta Island Turtle lineage found by a shepherd in 1972. This turtle, which is approximately 100 years old, died in 2012 while it is expected to live for another 10 years. This turtle is kept mummified to be passed on to future generations.