100 Years After Her Death, Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Still Resonates

Souder, William
September 2014
Smithsonian;Sep2014, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1
The article discusses Martha, the last surviving passenger pigeon, which died in 1914 in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo of Cincinnati, Ohio. Details are given noting the history of the birds, who were driven extinct in the late 19th century, the life and characteristics of Martha as a specimen, and the continuing influence of the passenger pigeon as a topic and theme in 21st-century conservationist efforts.


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