Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome to the Passenger Pigeon Blog // Bienvenidos al Blog de "La Paloma Migratoria"

My name is John ODonnell Rosales and I am one of a handful of people in the world to privately own a Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) specimen. I welcome you to the Official "The Passenger Pigeon Blog (La Paloma Migratoria). "Pepe" is a real Passenger Pigeon, he was killed sometime between the 1860's and 1880's, in Michigan and preserved and mounted. The last wild specimen to be shot was long thought to have been killed near Sargent's, Ohio, in March, 1900. There has been recent research that confirmed that the last wild Passenger Pigeon was actually killed, in 1902. There were still a handful of them in captivity and attempts were made to breed them, with no success. The last living Passenger Pigeon, named "Martha" died in captivity, in the Cincinnati, Ohio Zoo, on September 1st, 1914. There were unconfirmed report's well into the 1920's of very small group's of 3 to 5, as well as solitary individual's but these were never validated. The Passenger Pigeon population was once estimated to be in the Billion's (yes, Billion's). It ranged from Canada to The United States but could be found as far south as Mexico and Cuba, where it was called "La Paloma Migratoria" and as far east as Bermuda. I was able to acquire "Pepe" after many years of searching for a specimen and extreme patience. There are only approx. 1500 Passenger Pigeon Specimen's in the world and of those, most are "Skin's" and very few are Museum quality specimen's, such as "Pepe". I am using "Pepe" to educate children (and adult's) about Extinction, Endangered Species and Cryptozoology. It has been 100 year's now, that this beautiful creature was exterminated by the greed and stupidity of mankind. It still has lesson's to teach us and "Pepe" and I, will do our best, to do so. // I hold a Bachelor's and a Master of Art's and am an expert on the Passenger Pigeon, as well as other North American Extinct Species, Endangered Species and Cryptozoology. I am available to lecture or speak on the Passenger Pigeon, other Extinct Species, Endangered Species and Cryptozoology. I am also available for both print and radio interview's, in English or Spanish. You can contact me at HistoryofTheSouth@Yahoo.Com
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