#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 25th, 2014 08:33
#2 By: euansmith, February 25th, 2014 09:34
I wonder what Dodos tasted of? Chicken?
#3 By: Wrecksdart, February 25th, 2014 14:01
Don't know what's the better death: clubbed by stupid seamen in a raging storm, or death by old age at Disney. Horrible, the choices.
#4 By: Glenn Lambert, February 25th, 2014 14:25
Maggie... Actually illustrated by Jeannette Langmead.
#5 By: leicester, February 25th, 2014 15:43
The entire population of the Stephens Island Wren.
Done in by Tibbles the Cat.
#6 By: Ethan Allen's Scion, February 25th, 2014 18:56
Does anyone remember the Great Auk being the mascot of an Apple-II based trivia game?
It's time to let poor Press Clay Southworth off the hook for killing the last passenger pigeon in the wild. Milikin University has one they collected in the field in 1901, and the last wild pigeon I know of was shot (and documented) in Indiana in 1902.
The final scion, "Martha" died in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.
#7 By: Beanolini, February 26th, 2014 08:57
The last Great Auk was clubbed to death by fishermen for the crime of witchcraft.
Good story, but that wasn't the last Great Auk- just the last Great Auk in the British Isles. The last pair was killed by Icelandic fishermen four years later.
#8 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, March 2nd, 2014 08:33
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