Special Report

The World's Rarest and Possibly Extinct Animals

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11. Spix’s Macaw
Scientific name: Cyanopsitta spixii
Date last recorded in wild: 2007
Geographic region: Brazil
Threats: Habitat loss, hunting

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12. Eskimo Curlew
Scientific name: Numenius borealis
Date last recorded in wild: 1963
Geographic region: Argentina; Barbados; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Mexico; Paraguay; United States; Uruguay
Threats: Habitat loss, hunting

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13. Bachman Warbler
Scientific name: Vermivora bachmanii
Date last recorded in wild: 1988
Geographic region: Cuba, United States
Threats: Habitat loss, conversion to sugarcane plantations

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14. Fernandina Giant Tortoise
Scientific name: Chelonoidis phantasticus
Date last recorded in wild: 1964
Geographic region: Ecuador
Threats: Volcanic activity

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15. Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad
Scientific name: Atelopus balios
Date last recorded in wild: 1995
Geographic region: Ecuador
Threats: Disease, habitat loss, pollution

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