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Still Waters

These pigeons went from billions to extinct

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Still Waters

Martha, the last of her kind, resides in a glass case at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, perched on a thin branch.

She's a passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, and in the final years of her life, before her death in 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, she achieved fame as the last survivor of a species once so populous that its flocks could darken the noonday sky.

How the passenger pigeon died out is hardly a whodunit. Humans exterminated them through ruthless and efficient hunting in the late 19th century.

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-new-genetic-clues-to-the-extinction-of-the-passenger-pigeon

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Piney

According to anthropologist Charles Mann. They're population didn't boom until  2/3rds of my race went extinct.

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skrubby

This has happened actually quite a bit throughout history and is the reason we have game wardens dodo birds mammoths and the thylascine are all types of human murder of animals

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oldrover

I can't get too worked up about this. 

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