world's last passenger pigeon.
 

WORLD'S LAST
PASSENGER PIGEON

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's last passenger pigeon?



Passenger pigeons were once abundant in North America, there numbers estimated in the billions, in fact in the 19th century almost half of all the birds in North America were passenger pigeons.

Passenger pigeon flew in large flocks, sometimes as long as 300 miles, containing over a billion pigeons. They would block out the sun for several days as the flock flew by.

The destruction of forests and over hunting in the mid 19th century was the beginning of the end for the passenger pigeon and by the end of the century they were all but extinct.

The world's last passenger pigeon was named Martha and resided at the Cincinnati Zoo until she passed away on September 1 1914 and with that the species was gone.

Martha may now be found at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

 
Martha

the last passenger pigeon in the world.

 last passenger pigeon.

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