Friday, April 3, 2009
Terribly Sad and Extremely Interesting
The creature above made the list of eleven extinct animals photographed while alive. According to ecoworldly.com . . .
"The Bubal Hartebeest was a magnificent, tough beast which was once domesticated by the ancient Egyptians as a food source and for sacrificial purposes. The creature was even mentioned in the Old Testament.
Although it once roamed throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East, the deep-rooted mythology which surrounded the animal was not enough to save it from European hunters who began hunting them for recreation and meat. The last Bubal Hartebeest was probably a female which died in the Paris Zoo in 1923."
See the other unfortunate creatures that made the list here.