17 Mar '12, 8pm

Extinct in Our Lifetime — 11 Species We've Lost Forever:

Extinct in Our Lifetime — 11 Species We've Lost Forever:

Golden Toad (1989) golden toad, toad, extinct species golden toad The golden toad is not the only species to disappear in the past 40 years, but it might just be the brightest. This fluorescent amphibian was found in the high-altitude ridges of Costa Rica, but thanks to pollution, global warming and fungal skin infections, the species became extinct in 1989. Read on to find out about 10 other incredible species we've lost in the last several decades. Zanzibar Leopard (1996) zanzibar leopard, leopard zanzibar leopard One of several subspecies of leopard, the Zanzibar leopard made its home on the Zanzibar archipelago of Tanzania. It's still unclear whether this large cat is technically extinct — there are occasional unconfirmed sightings. Cause of extinction: Locals believed the leopards were kept by witches, and aggressively hunted them. The animals were seen as evil predat...

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