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Recently Extinct Animals

A quagga mare at the London Zoo, 1870.

There have been a number of animals lost to the world over the last few hundred years. In the examples we will look at, human involvement was a major contributing factor to the decline and ultimate extinction of these animals. West Black Rhinoceros (West African Black...

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Casualties of War, Korean Air Flight 858

Qantas Boeing 707 at Heathrow, circa 1961

On November 29th, 1987, Korean Air Flight 858 exploded in flight. The explosion was caused by a bomb planted by North Korean agents. The flight itself carried 115 souls; all lost. Flight 858 was headed from Iraq to South Korea and almost all of the...

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