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15 endangered species that are still on the menu

Worcester's buttonquail

Photo: AFP via Telegraph

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Worcester's buttonquail

The Worcester's buttonquail was believed to be extinct and known only from drawings until this picture was snapped in 2009 in the Philippines. Unfortunately, the picture was taken in a marketplace where the bird was immediately sold, cooked and eaten. It may very well have been the last living member of its species. Remote third-world markets often deal in endangered species, as people trying to eek out a living selling or eating whatever they can find of value in their environments.