Już 58 372 użytkowników uczy się języków obcych z Edustation.
Możesz zarejestrować się już dziś i odebrać bonus w postaci 10 monet.
Jeżeli chcesz się dowiedzieć więcej o naszym portalu - kliknij tutajJeszcze nie teraz ZAREJESTRUJ SIĘ
Martha (died September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo) was the last known living passenger pigeon; she was named "Martha" in honor of Martha Washington.
In 1857 an attempt was made to put the passenger pigeons of Ohio under legal protection. The state senate was however of the opinion that the passenger pigeon was not threatened with extinction. Thus the passenger pigeon was hunted until 1914 when Martha was the last living specimen of the species.
By the end of the 19th century, the last group of passenger pigeons, all descended from the same pair, was kept by Professor Charles O. Whitman at the University of Chicago. The last attempt to breed the remaining specimens was done by Whitman and the Cincinnati Zoo, which included attempts at making a rock dove foster passenger pigeon eggs. Whitman sent Martha, which was to be the last known specimen, to the Cincinnati Zoo in 1902. By 1908, Martha and two males were the only passenger pigeons left after a young Ohio boy shot the last wild passenger pigeon in March 1900, and four captive males in Milwaukee died during the winter. One of the Cincinnati males died in 1909, followed by the remaining male in 1910. Martha herself died at 1 p.m. on September 1, 1914 (...)