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There's some controversy over whether the Seychelles Giant Tortoise is extinct altogether or just extinct in the wild. In the 19th century the Seychelles Giant Tortoise, much like similar tortoise species on other Indian Ocean islands, was hunted to extinction.

A glimpse of what we've lost: 10 extinct animals in photos

There's some controversy over whether the Seychelles Giant Tortoise is extinct altogether or just extinct in the wild. In the 19th century the Seychelles Giant Tortoise, much like similar tortoise species on other Indian Ocean islands, was hunted to extinction.

Crochet for turtles. When you really want your turtle to stand out from the crowd!   I don't know where people come up with these ideas but they're great.

Crochet for turtles. When you really want your turtle to stand out from the crowd! I don't know where people come up with these ideas but they're great.

The last known photo of a Bali tiger taken in 1937.The last specimen definitely recorded was this  female shot at Sumbar Kima, west Bali, on September 27, 1937. However, a few animals likely survived into the 1940s and possibly 1950s.The subspecies became extinct because of habitat loss and hunting. Given the small size of the island and limited forest cover, the original population could never have been large. Wikipedia Curiosities: More Rare Historical Photos

The last known photo of a Bali tiger taken in 1937.The last specimen definitely recorded was this female shot at Sumbar Kima, west Bali, on September 27, 1937. However, a few animals likely survived into the 1940s and possibly 1950s.The subspecies became extinct because of habitat loss and hunting. Given the small size of the island and limited forest cover, the original population could never have been large. Wikipedia Curiosities: More Rare Historical Photos

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

The last Tasmanian Tiger, photographed in captivity in 1933. It died in 1936 after being locked out of its enclosure during a heat wave.

The last Tasmanian Tiger, photographed in captivity in 1933. It died in 1936 after being locked out of its enclosure during a heat wave.

The last of the now extinct Cape Lion, was shot here in 1857 and Private Schultz,  during the Anglo-Boer War.

The last of the now extinct Cape Lion, was shot here in 1857 and Private Schultz, during the Anglo-Boer War.

A 140-year-old tortoise wearing her 5-day-old son as a hat. - Imgur

A 140-year-old tortoise wearing her 5-day-old son as a hat. - Imgur

For some reason its just so much fun to put a baby tortoise on the head of a bigger tortoise. I am pretty sure these are different species of tortoise too, but that does not matter, its adorable! #babyanimals

For some reason its just so much fun to put a baby tortoise on the head of a bigger tortoise. I am pretty sure these are different species of tortoise too, but that does not matter, its adorable! #babyanimals