Thanks to a breeding program by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and the Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary the entire population of the Mauritius Parakeet raised from roughly 10 in the 1980s to 300 in 2007.
Thanks to a breeding program the population of the Mauritius Kestrel raised from 4 in 1974 to 800 in the 2000s.
The Madagascar Pochard is an extremely rare duck species endemic to Lake Matsaborimena, Madagascar. Thanks to a captive breeding program the population increased to 80 individuals in 2013.
The Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) is a critically endangered wader from Russia and Southeast Asia with possibly less than 1000 individuals left.
Lonesome George, who died on 24 June 2012, was the last Pinta Island tortoise
The last individual of the Bonin Nankeen Night Heron was shot in 1889
One of the first photographs of a living Hula painted frog which was rediscovered in November 2011 after it was thought to be extinct since 1955.
The British Large Copper (Lycaena dispar dispar) was an endemic subspecies of the Large Copper from the British Isles. It was last seen in 1851.
The Alaotra Grebe was officially declared extinct in 2010 after its last confirmed sighting in the 1980s.
The last living Lesser Stick-nest Rat was seen in 1933. The last fresh stick-nest of this species was found in 1970.
The White-footed Rabbit-rat was last seen in 1845.
The Kioea from the likewise extinct Hawaiian bird family Mohoidae became extinct around 1858.
The Bulldog Rat was endemic to Christmas Island and became extinct by 1903.
The Galapagos damsel was last seen in the early 1980s. It disappeared after the El Niño-Southern Oscillation had turned off the plankton production in the Eastern Pacific.
The last sighting of the Hawaiʻi ʻŌʻō was in 1934.
The last pair of the Auckland Islands Merganser was shot in 1902.
Bennett's Seaweed is the first extinct protist listed in the IUCN redlist.
The last Syrian Wild Ass died in captivity in 1928.
The Megatherium was a large ground sloth of the South American megafauna.
The last known Schomburgk's Deer was killed in 1938.
The Woolly Mammoth was a well-known elephant-like mammal of the Ice Age.
The last purebred Aurochs was beaten to death in 1627.
Urania sloanus is an extinct butterfly from Jamaica which was last collected in the 1890s.
Extinct Birds is a richly illustrated book by Lionel Walter Rothschild published in 1907.
The Newton's Parakeet was last seen in 1875.
Law's Diving-goose died out in the early Holocene.
Beelzebufo is one of the largest known frogs. It died out in the Cretaceous period.
The last known Bubal Hartebeest died in captivity in 1923.
The last Seychelles Parakeet died in captivity in 1883
The New Zealand Quail have been extinct in 1875
The Portuguese Ibex became extinct in the late 19th century
The Cuban Red Macaw is an extinct parrot species from Cuba.
One of the few photographes of the Laysan Millerbird , a bird which became extinct by 1923.
The Spix's Macaw is possible extinct in the wild. The last male was observed in the wild in 2000. About 68 individuals are kept in captivity, most of them in Qatar.
Orange Band, the last Dusky Seaside Sparrow died in 1987 in a captive facility in the Walt Disney World Resort
The St. Helena Olive (Nesiota elliptica) is a recently extinct plant from the monotypic genus of flowering plants Nesiota within the family Rhamnaceae.
The Huia, (Heteralocha acutirostris), was a species of New Zealand Wattlebird endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. This species became extinct in the early 20th century, primarily as a result of massive over hunting and widespread habitat destruction. The last accepted sighting was made by one W.W. Smith who saw three birds in the Tararua Ranges on 28 December 1907 but quite credible reports of further sightings were made as late as 1922.
The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands.
The Bush Wren (Xenicus longipes), or Mātuhituhi in Maori, is a very small and almost flightless bird endemic to New Zealand. It grows to about 9 cm long and 16 g in weight. It feeds mostly on invertebrates which it captures by running along the branches of trees. It nests on or near the ground.
The last known Thylacine photographed at Hobart (formerly Beaumaris) Zoo in 1933. A scrotal sac is not visible in this or any other of the photos or film taken, leading to the supposition that "Benjamin" was a female, but the existence of a scrotal pouch in the Thylacine makes it impossible to be certain.
Triceratops (IPA: /tɹaɪ'sɛɹətɒps/) meaning 'three-horned face' (derived from the Greek tri -/τρι- meaning 'three', ceras/κέρας meaning 'horn' and -ops/ωψ meaning 'face') was a herbivorous genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian (end of the Late Cretaceous Period) around 68-65 million years ago in what is now North America.
The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis), is a possible extinct woodpecker species from Mexico. It was the largest woodpecker in the world.
The Quagga (Equus quagga quagga), is an extinct zebra species.
The Balearic Islands Cave Goat (Myotragus balearicus), a species of the subfamily Caprinae which lived in the islands of Majorca and Menorca until its extinction around 5000 years ago.