Animals humans have driven to extinction

No species lasts forever, but there are some species of animal that are extinct specifically due to human activity. This may be due to hunting, destruction of habitat, introduction of more competitive species, or exposure to new diseases. Can you name some of the animal species that humans are directly or indirectly responsible for driving extinct?
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Unfortunately there are many more species of mammals extinct since 1,500 A.D..
In spite of everything, much is being done to conserve endangered species today.
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2012
This large species of reptile was discovered in 1877 in the Galapagos, and thought to have gone extinct within 30 years due to hunting. In 1971 that the last one on earth was discovered, and was nicknamed Lonesome George.
Pinta Island Tortoise
2011
A large herbivore living in Africa, primarily in Cameroon, was hunted to extinction for its prized horn and hide.
Western Black Rhinoceros
2008
A marine mammal hunted since the time of Columbus for its blubber. The last time one was seen alive was in 1952.
Caribbean Monk Seal
2008
A leopard species declared extinct from hunting with the intent to exterminate it for its association with witchcraft, however, one was seen on camera in 2018.
Zanzibar Leopard
2006
An aquatic mammal that went extinct due to industrial effluent, overfishing its prey, boat collisions, and eventually hunting for using its skin in handbags.
Baiji River Dolphin
2000
A mountain dwelling herbivore whose numbers were decimated by hunting. The last one in known to exist was killed by a falling tree, and attempts to clone the species failed.
Pyrenean Ibex
1994
A North American bird species that was made endangered by deforestation. The last confirmed sighting was in the 1940s.
Ivory-billed Woodpecker
1983
A bird native to Guam that went extinct following human introduction of the Brown Tree-Snake in the 1940s.
Guam Flycatcher
1942
A lion species of North Africa, hunted since the time of the Pharaohs.
Barbary Lion
1909
A horse species driven to extinction due to hunting and species absorption with domestic horses.
Eurasian wild horse/Tarpan
1939
Wallaby species hunted to extinction in the wild for fur and sport, within 85 years of discovery.
Toolache Wallaby
1938
A deer species of Thailand, much of its habitat was taken over by rice farms, and then it was intensively hunted for its antlers.
Schomburgk’s Deer
1936
A carnivorous marsupial of Australia, brought to extinction due to a combination of hunting, exposure to disease, and competition from dogs.
Tasmanian Tiger/Thylacine
1920s
A large African herbivore living north of the Sahara Desert, entire herds were wiped out by the French colonial armies
Bubal Hartebeest
1914
Once the most populous bird species on earth, so numerous that flocks were said to block out the sun for several days, hunted to extinction following a rapid population decline in the late 19th century.
Passenger Pigeon
1914
This owl species was numerous in New Zealand when European settlers arrived, but was decimated within decades by habitat destruction, introduction of cats and rats, and hunting for use as pets.
Laughing Owl
1903
After the Black Rat was introduced to Christmas Island, this native rat species soon went extinct due to disease.
Maclear's Rat
1894
A species of Mink of New England, brutally hunted to extinction for its fur, first described in 1903, 9 years after its extinction.
Sea Mink
1894
A small songbird of New Zealand, driven to a small island by Polynesian Rats, and then hunted to extinction by cats, both species being introduced by humans. For a long time it was wrongly believed a single cat named Tibbles was responsible for hunting the bird to extinction.
Lyall's Wren
1883
A zebra-like animal of South Africa, extinct in the wild by 1878 due to hunting.
Quagga
1876
The only land mammal native to the Falkland Islands, a wolf killed by humans since the 1760s as they were seen as a threat to livestock.
Warrah
1870
Africa's only native bear species, exploitation by the Romans for sport crippled the population.
Atlas Bear
1852
A species of large flightless marine birds of the North Atlantic, its population was crippled by 'The Little Iceage', and it was then hunted by humans for its feathers.
Great Auk
1768
A large slow marine mammal discovered in 1741 in the Bering Sea. Within 27 years of discovery it was hunted to complete extinction.
Steller's Sea Cow
1662
A turkey-sized flightless bird of Mauritius, first recorded in 1598 by Dutch settlers. By 1662 it was hunted to extinction.
Dodo
1627
A large cow-like animal of Eurasia, domesticated for thousands of years. It went extinct due to a combination of hunting, destruction of habitat, and exposure to diseases from other cattle.
Auroch
Possibly 1600s
A huge flightless bird of Madagascar, thought to have been driven to extinction by a combination of hunting and habitat destruction
Elephant bird
1400s
A tall wingless bird species of New Zealand, believed to have been hunted to extinction within 100 years of the arrival of Maori settlers.
Moa
1400s
A huge predatory eagle that went extinct when the above bird (its prey) disappeared
Haast's eagle
5,000 B.C.
Some evidence suggests humans hunted the last of this already dying species of large elephant-like animal to virtual extinction
Woolly Mammoth
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