Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon was due commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale & deforestation.
Did You Know? The Passenger Pigeon was the most numerous wild bird ever to have lived on earth. The estimated population in the 1700's was 3 billion! The last one died in captivity in 1914. We may not have any Passenger Pigeons but we do have more than 10 species of pigeon and dove in our collection. Come down and meet them all soon. #umgeniriverbirdpark #umgenibirdpark #birds #birdsofinstagram #pigeon #durban #facts #trivia #nature #kzn
Time will come to a standstill today to mark 100 years since the death of the last passenger pigeon and the extinction of what was once the world’s most abundant bird. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died in Cincinnati Zoo in America, on September 1