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

Christmas Island Pipistrelle


The last known small bat species from Australia disappeared in August 2009. Despite the fact that there are still inquiries regarding the microbat, IUCN is sure that it is wiped out. Reason for their extinction is not found.

Western Black Rhinoceros


The western dark rhinoceros or West African dark rhinoceros is a subspecies of the black rhinoceros, announced wiped out by the IUCN in 2011. The western dark rhinoceros was considered to have been hereditarily unique in relation to other rhino subspecies.


Pinta Island Tortoise


The Pinta Island tortoise is a species found in Pinta Island in Ecuador. Pinta Island tortoise is considered extinct when the last known species named Lonesome George passed on June 24th, 2012. For the first time, we can say the humans are not the cause of extinction, it was actually goat immigration to the island that destroyed tortoise’s food and natural habitat.