Extinct circa 1800 CE • South Africa
"The blue antelope of South Africa . . . was probably the first African species to disappear because of the white settlers, in about 1799 . . . Hunting was apparently very easy, as the animal was not timid and could easily be approached. Its meat was mainly used as dog food."
Jean Christophe Balouet, Eric Alibert, and Joan Robb, Extinct Species of the World (New York: Barron's, 1990), 122.
Image: Hippotragus Leucophaeus, Allamand, 1778.