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Extinct Mammals

A list of mammals that are facing immediate extinction or have already gone extinct. Some of these extinct animals have disappeared directly due to humans, often as a result of over-hunting, but changes in habitats and climates, as well as other natural factors, have also contributed. In November of 2011, it was announced that the last wild Western Black Rhino specimens had died out, thus indicating that it was the latest mammal species to go extinct. Other rhino species - such as the Javan Rhino, the White Rhino of Central Africa and the Northern White Rhino - are also under the immediate threat of extinction.

It is estimated that about 25% of the mammals currently alive on Earth are at some risk of extinction, despite the efforts of environmental and conservation agencies worldwide. The largest causes remain the loss of habitat - in large part due to man-made pollution or the expansion of human civilization - though poaching remains a prevalent issue in much of the world.

This list is not entirely complete, as it's unknown exactly what the status is for many mammalian species. But it does attempt to collect, in one place, known mammal species that have become extinct.

[NOTE: Because these species are extinct, in some cases, photos of closely-related species will be used on the list.]
  1. 26

    Desert Rat-kangaroo

    Marsupial. Extinct since 1935, Australia.
  2. 27

    Dusky Flying Fox

    Bat. Extinct since 1870, Percy Island.
  3. 28

    Eastern Cougar

    Carnivore. Extinct since 2011, Eastern United States.
  4. 29

    Eastern Hare Wallaby

    Marsupial. Extinct since 1890, Australia.
  5. 30
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    Emperor Rat

    Rodent. Extinct since 1960, Solomon Islands.
  6. 31

    Falkland Island Wolf

    Carnivore. Extinct since 1876, Falkland Islands.
  7. 32
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    Flores Cave Rat

    Rodent. Extinct since 1500, Indonesia.
  8. 33

    Gould's Mouse

    Rodent. Extinct since 1930, Australia.
  9. 34
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    Guadalcanal Rat

    Rodent. Extinct since 1899, Solomon Islands.
  10. 35

    Guam Flying Fox

    Bat. Extinct since 1968, Guam.
  11. 36
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    Hispaniolan Edible Rat

    Rodent. Extinct since 1546, Hispaniola.
  12. 37
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    Ilin Island Cloudrunner

    Rodent. Extinct since 1953 Ilin Island.
  13. 38

    Imposter Hutia

  14. 39

    Indefatigable Galapagos Mouse

    Rodent. Extinct since 1934, Galapagos Islands.
  15. 40

    Japanese Sea Lion

    Carnivore. Extinct since 1950, Japan.
  16. 41

    Japanese Wolf

    Carnivore. Extinct since 1930, Japan.
  17. 42

    Javan Tiger

    Carnivore. Extinct since 1976, Java.
  18. 43

    Lagostomus crassus

  19. 44

    Lake Mackay Hare-wallaby

    Marsupial. Extinct since 1932, Australia.
  20. 45

    Large Palau Flying Fox

    Bat. Extinct since 1874, Palau.
  21. 46

    Lesser Bilby

    Marsupial. Extinct since 1950s, Australia.
  22. 47

    Lesser Mascarene Flying Fox

    Bat. Extinct since 1864, Réunion, Mauritius.
  23. 48
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    Lesser Stick Nest Rat

    Rodent. Extinct since 1933, Australia.
  24. 49

    Little Swan Island hutia

    Rodent. Extinct since 1955, Swan Islands.
  25. 50

    Long-Tailed Hopping Mouse

    Rodent. Extinct since 1901, Australia.

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