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(Deslidefied)   Does anybody remember or seen any of these animals that have gone extinct in our lifetime?   ( deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line
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2017-05-19 08:05:27 AM  
Yep, the black rhino.

I've fished a lot in my life, and would have argued about the blue walleye if they hadn't included the other walleye that gets mistaken for it.
 
2017-05-19 08:32:02 AM  
I saw a Conservatus Fiscalus once. They were very rare to begin with.
 
2017-05-19 08:45:36 AM  
They were all delicious
 
2017-05-19 08:57:35 AM  
Probably the most recent event, although not officially listed as extinct yet, scientists believe that the Yangtze river dolphin probably is.  There may have been a sighting or two, but for all intents and purposes it's been deemed functionally extinct.
 
2017-05-19 09:02:38 AM  

Psychopusher: Probably the most recent event, although not officially listed as extinct yet, scientists believe that the Yangtze river dolphin probably is.  There may have been a sighting or two, but for all intents and purposes it's been deemed functionally extinct.


Misread the headline, didn't realize it pointed to an article that included it.  Moar coffee clearly required.  I will say that this is the only one I can actually think of (other than the black rhino) that I actually remember hearing about in the media probably about a decade ago.  It was a pretty niche animal though, and it's in China, so kind of not surprising.
 
2017-05-19 09:25:45 AM  
What is the obsession with worrying about and protecting species that are unable to adapt to environmental changes?  The fit survive; the weak die.  Feeling bad about it doesn't change anything and trying to protect them is essentially acknowledging you have no faith in evolution or in how it works.
 
2017-05-19 09:37:06 AM  

Lucky LaRue: What is the obsession with worrying about and protecting species that are unable to adapt to environmental changes?


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2017-05-19 09:39:08 AM  
I didn't think the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was officially extinct.  I often visit the far East Texas piney woods and it's always been suggested that you know what the bird looks like just in case.  Ornithologists seem to prefer searching Big Thicket preserve but I think better spots would be in Angelina NF and Sabine NF.
 
2017-05-19 09:49:28 AM  

Lucky LaRue: What is the obsession with worrying about and protecting species that are unable to adapt to environmental changes?  The fit survive; the weak die.  Feeling bad about it doesn't change anything and trying to protect them is essentially acknowledging you have no faith in evolution or in how it works.


Well, there it is...
 
2017-05-19 10:01:34 AM  

UberDave: I didn't think the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was officially extinct.  I often visit the far East Texas piney woods and it's always been suggested that you know what the bird looks like just in case.  Ornithologists seem to prefer searching Big Thicket preserve but I think better spots would be in Angelina NF and Sabine NF.


Meh...the pileated woodpecker is practically the same bird and they are legion. I do think Woody was based off the Ivory Bill, so there is that. The whole list is sad, though.
 
2017-05-19 10:30:41 AM  
Losers all of them, like prisoners of war. We only like animals that don't go extinct...
 
2017-05-19 10:44:47 AM  
 I was Birdwatching in Panama and this Korean couple called me over to look at a bird. "Woody, woody!", they said. Looked thru my binoculars and saw a white-billed woodpecker. I nearly keeled over. Thought it was an ivory-billed. Turns out there is a relative called the pale-billed woodpecker in panama. Still, an exciting moment.
 
2017-05-19 10:54:57 AM  
Eastern cougar (late 1930s)

I'm not that old.
 
2017-05-19 11:01:35 AM  
Good to know that the ever captivating Bar Fly will never go extinct.

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2017-05-19 12:04:46 PM  

Lucky LaRue: What is the obsession with worrying about and protecting species that are unable to adapt to environmental changes?  The fit survive; the weak die.  Feeling bad about it doesn't change anything and trying to protect them is essentially acknowledging you have no faith in evolution or in how it works.


Yeah, I can't really get worked up about mass genocide, either.  After all, it's man against man - it's a fair fight.  Also, famine - move to where the food is.  Cancer and disease?  Those things are tiny; surely you can kill them, right?  Car "accidents"?  Do unto others before they do unto you, amirite?
 
2017-05-19 04:17:51 PM  
 
2017-05-19 09:14:22 PM  
Caspian Tigers were actually Siberian Tigers.  Confirmed by DNA testing.
 
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