The Bilby has gone from being a very prolific animal in Australia, once covering more than 70% of the mainland, to near extinction and surviving on the edges of Australia's great arid regions - this is 2012 - extinction is not a thing of the past!
The Last of Their Kind.. [Baiji Dolphin, extinct, extinct animal, Gery-Shanked Douc Langur, Golden Toad, Iberian Lynx, Javan Rhinoceros, Javan Tiger, last animal kind, last kind, npd.snd.org, Passenger Pigeon, Philippine Eagle, Pinta Island Giant Tortoise, Schomburgk's Deer, Tasmanian Tiger]
Spix's Macaw (2004) Spix's Macaw, also called the Little Blue Macaw, was known for its beautiful blue feathers. While some still exist in captivity, these tiny blue birds are extinct in the wild. Cause of extinction: Habitat destruction and illegal trapping and trade contributed to the macaw's dwindling numbers.