1. Formosan clouded leopard: Extinct in 2013
Clouded leopard. Image: Yuxi
The Formosan clouded leopard was a subspecies of the clouded leopard native to Taiwan. These leopards were driven out of their native habitat by logging. Their natural prey was also completely eliminated, and the remaining few were decimated by poachers who hunted them for their pelts.
Researchers searched for 13 years and didn’t find any trace of the species; The expedition ended in 2012, and at that time the Formosan clouded leopard was determined to be extinct.