Friday, April 03, 2009

Terribly Sad and Extremely Interesting

The creature above made the list of eleven extinct animals photographed while alive. According to . . .

"The Bubal Hartebeest was a magnificent, tough beast which was once domesticated by the ancient Egyptians as a food source and for sacrificial purposes. The creature was even mentioned in the Old Testament.

Although it once roamed throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East, the deep-rooted mythology which surrounded the animal was not enough to save it from European hunters who began hunting them for recreation and meat. The last Bubal Hartebeest was probably a female which died in the Paris Zoo in 1923."

See the other unfortunate creatures that made the list here.


Anonymous liltomboyblue said...

Ohhh! That is sad! :( R.I.P.!!!

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Isabela said...

That's really sad.Unfortunatelly, there are people that don't give a damn about this.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous liltomboyblue said...

Isabela: So true... :(

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Peacey said...

I am SO mentally cussing out China about that dolphin. And the poor little toad, died because of global warming. And the ibex they cloned. OMG, can you imagine? It's alive again for seven minutes, and then . . . oh.

7:02 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Humans :[

3:12 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Awww poor Bubal Hartebeest! That is so sad. It is so cute. Why don't humans be more thoughtful sometimes? I mean, we would hate it if we were extinct.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Peacey (aka Peace Peeps) said...

Would we hate being extinct? Or would we just lay there being dead?

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

This is all becasue of talking lawn gnomes. Let's take a breath while we think of how to take them down and exact our revenge. Die, lawn gnomes, die! (Yes, I know I have issues. This is like, the 10th time today I had to remind people.)

7:06 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

My favorite was the Golden Toad. Too bad it went extinct. Damn that climate change.

2:33 AM  

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