Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:48 pm
Ah, what a neat looking bird. Sad to see so many were killed for museums.
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:31 pm
Indian Royal Bengal Tiger
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:49 am
hmm its so difficult, cos i love all animals, and I think they all deserve an equal chance at survival, but I have to say i do love the dugong or manitee, such gentle quiet creatures.
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:54 am
5FeJuggernaut - oh yeah, the Kakapo are amazing, when I was little my mother gave me a picture book called kakapo, and I have always had a soft spot for that bird ever since
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:56 pm
The Caribbean monk seal or West Indian monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) is an extinct species of seal. It is the only seal ever known to be native to the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The last verified recorded sighting occurred in 1952 at Serranilla Bank. On June 6, 2008, after five years of futile efforts to find or confirm sightings of any Caribbean monk seals, the U.S. government announced the species is officially extinct, and the only seal to vanish due to human causes.
A collection of Caribbean monk seal bones can be found at the Tropical Crane Point Hammock Museum in Key Vaca.