Virtual museum of Canada

Vanished or 'at risk' species

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In settling and taking up activities, humans have had a significant impact on the distribution of plant and animal species. The over-exploitation of resources and the destruction of habitats brought on the disappearance of some species and others are still threatened. Discover some specimens of species that have vanished and others that are "at risk".

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Some specimens under this theme

Twospotted Lady Beetle

Twospotted Lady Beetle

Specimen information sheet
Eastern Gray Wolf

Eastern Gray Wolf

Specimen information sheet
Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon

Specimen information sheet
Passenger Pigeon Egg

Passenger Pigeon Egg

Specimen information sheet
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