The thylacine, more commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was a large carnivorous marsupial. Now believed to be extinct, the thylacine was coloured yellow-brown to grey, with dark stripes across its back from shoulders to tail. Limited to Tasmania in recent times, the discovery of fossils in mainland Australia suggests the thylacine was once widespread across the continent. Thylacines were perceived as a threat to livestock in Tasmania, and the government introduced a bounty in 1888: one pound
Black Rhinoceros, Kenya , declared extinct in some areas of Africa all Rhinos are facing extinction because of the mythical aphrodisiac properties attributed to ground rhino horn. The horns are worth more than their weight in gold. Warlords and poachers fueled by greed are making war on them at a frightening rate.