December 9, 2022

7 Animals That Went Extinct in 2022

Chinese Paddlefish

The Chinese paddlefish, also known as the “Giant Chinese Sturgeon,” was declared extinct in 2022.

Yangtze Sturgeon

The Yangtze sturgeon, a species of fish native to China, was declared extinct in the wild in 2022 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Mountain Mist Frog

The Mountain Mist frog, also known as the Nyakala frog, is a species of frog that was endemic to Australia and was declared extinct in 2022

Coote’s Tree Snail

The Coote’s tree snail, a species of snail native to French Polynesia, was declared extinct in 2022

Giant Atlas Barbel

The Giant Atlas barbel, a fish endemic to Morocco, was declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2022.

 Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker, a species of woodpecker native to the Southern United States and Cuba, is possibly extinct as of 2022.


The Dugong was a gentle relative of the manatee and was declared functionally extinct in Chinese waters in 2022.

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