Are there animals that only exist in the zoo?

I hope that you are capable of the English language, because I find hardly anything in German.

If the herd maintains long term viability the IUCN may downgrade from extinct in the Wild to Critically Endangered)

  • Socorro dove (extinct in the wild since 1972)
  • Socorro isopod (extinct in the wild since 1988)
  • South China tiger (possibly extinct in the wild since the 1970s)
  • Spix’s macaw (possibly extinct in the wild since 2000)
  • Wyoming toad (considered extinct in the wild since 1991, though almost 900 have been released into the wild since.
  • The IUCN is anticipated[by whom? to downgrade their condition from extinct in the wild)

    The Pinta Island tortoise (Geochelone nigra abingdoni) had only one living individual, named LonesomeGeorge, until his death in June 2012.

    The tortoise was believed to be extinct in the mid-20th century, until Hungarian malacologist J 茅zsef V茅gv枚lgyi spotted Lonesome George on the Galapagos island of Pinta on 1 December 1971.Since then, Lonesome George has been a powerful symbol for conservation efforts in general and for the Galapagos Islands in particular.

    With his death on 24 June 2012, the subspecies is again believed to be extinct.

    With the discovery of 17 hybrid Pinta tortoises located at nearby Wolf Volcano a plan has been made to attempt to breed the subspecies back into a pure state.

    (Source: Wiki)

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