Archive for Extinct Animals

Passenger Pigeons


Obviously, we here at Bradley’s Animal place, have a great love and respect for all creatures with whom we share this magnificent planet with, and strongly believe that we should work to protect the many animals that are in danger of facing extinction (extinction means gone forever).
It’s too late for this bird, but the passenger pigeon is a great example of what can happen if we don’t put in the effort and do our part.
There was a time, not that long ago, when there where more passenger pigeons on the planet, than any other type of bird.  This pigeon made its home here in the forests of North America.  At one time, there where as many as 5 billion passenger pigeons. 
Think about this… When their flocks would take to the sky (these flocks would spread over a mile wide and up to 300 miles long), there were so many, that they would black out the entire sky for hours and days as they passed overhead.The Passenger Pigeon was one of the most numerous birds on earth, and is now extinct. 
These birds were hunted by the tens of thousands from nesting colonies until the very last Passenger Pigeon, named Martha, died alone at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

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