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July 3, 1844

On July 3, 1844, the last pair of Great Auks were killed. The Great Auk was a large, flightless seabird that lived in the islands of the Northern Atlantic around northern Scotland. Unfortunately for these large, penguinesque birds, they were delicious, easy to hunt, and their feathers and down were extremely profitable. Even though Britain … Continue reading

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