this is martha, the last passenger pigeon. passenger pigeons were once incredibly numerous, living in flocks so large they could cover the view of the sky. over-hunting and habitat loss gradually made the pigeon’s population decline, until there were only captive birds left. martha was the last known living passenger pigeon, and her death in the cincinnati zoo on september 1st, 1914 marked the official extinction of the species.
Corner Shoppe. Austin TX.
Got the opportunity to visit this place today and it’s better than I could have imagined.
Thylacine photo from A Handy Natural History, 1908.
fawn with polycephaly
Infant Skeleton in the biology room at my college
Giant extinct sea turtle called an Archelon
Some (very greasy) foxes and a coyote. I had to quick-clean the foxes for the move so they didn’t get degreased properly the first round. Back into the sin-bin for their crimes!
Malayan exorcist, South India, early 20th century.