Screenshot via ONN
Could a species be hunted to the brink of extinction simply because it's so obnoxious? What if it was, say, a bird whose call sounded like a vulgar taunt, had an extremely offensive odor, and boasted plumage that reminded everyone of a certain fascist emblem? The Onion News Network reports that this is precisely the fate that's befallen the Montana Merkle -- see one of these despicable endangered birds for yourself on this clip from Today Now: Just a heads up, some of this is a bit off-color, so this may not be for the squeamish or the easily offended.
Not that species extinction is a laughing matter--but this is hilarious.