Lucy Conklin This illustration depicts a gathering of endlings: creatures that are the last of their kind. From top to bottom - Quagga, Bubal Hartebeest, Martha the passenger pigeon, Incas and Lady Jane, the last Carolina parakeets, Celia the Pyrenean ibex, Benjamin the Thylacine, Bryn the pygmy rabbit (of the Columbia river basin population, which has recently been re-discovered) #animals #naturalscience #medical #illustration #SciArt #watercolor
The bluebuck or blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), sometimes called blaubok, is an extinct species of antelope, the first large African mammal to disappear in historic times. European settlers hunted it avidly, despite its flesh being distasteful, while converting its habitat to agriculture. The bluebuck became extinct around 1800. The blue colour may have derived from a mixture of black and yellow hairs.