possibly extinct in the wild

[ pos-uh-blee ik-stingktinthuh-wahyld ]
/ ˈpɒs ə bli ɪkˈstɪŋkt ɪn ðə ˈwaɪld /

adjective Biology, Ecology.

(as categorized by the IUCN Red List) critically endangered to such an extent that evidence of its existence outside of captivity or a naturalized population is profoundly limited and extremely difficult to verify: We do have nine of these macaws in our aviary, but the species is possibly extinct in the wild.Abbreviation: PEW

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Origin of possibly extinct in the wild

First recorded in 2005–10

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