Northern White Rhino And Other Species That Were Wiped Out In The 21st Century

Pyrenean Ibex


Pyrenean Ibex is the type belonging to subspecies of Iberian wild goat that went extinct in January 2000. The cause of species being extinct is hunting which was done by humans.

Formosan Clouded Leopard


These giant cats were a subspecies of the clouded leopard found in Taiwan. Zoologists searched for 13 years before pronouncing it wiped out in 2013. Purposes of elimination? Overhunting for skin and habitat destruction.


Eastern Cougar


Eastern Cougar also known as Puma Cougar was declared extinct by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 2015. The reason behind their extinction is they were killed by European immigrants to protect their families and livestock. Stay tuned for more on the next page…