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Guadalupe Caracara is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
In Real Life
The Guadalupe Caracara is an extinct member of the Crested Caracara superspecies. It formerly was very common on the island of Guadalupe in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California. Toward the end of the 19th century, however, this caracara began to be perceived as a threat to the livelihood of the island’s goat herders. Within the matter of a decade the Guadalupe Caracara was eliminated from the island by persistent human persecution. Due to their incredibly bold and fearless nature the Guadalupe Caracara easily was shot with rifles or poisoned at watering holes. This was probably one of those rare instances when humans have intentionally caused the extinction of a species of bird, for no other reason than to have it removed from the ecosystem.
It was an endemic species to Guadalupe Island in Mexico, located about 217 km west off the coast of the Baja California Peninsula. It was a resident species. The original vegetation of the island was pine-oak forests associated with palm and cactus, and large tracts of cypress forest. Guadalupe Caracara fed mainly on carrion, but also hunted small prey; also fed on dead or dying seabirds, and their chicks. It is also believed that fed on insect larvae and adults. Once the goats were introduced to the island, the offspring of these, and their bodies began to be part of its diet.
Caracara lutosa is a species considered as Extinct worldwide, and its last record was in December 1900. The extinction of the species was mainly due to the persecution of the settlers, they claimed that this bird was attacking goats and other animals such as chickens, cats and dogs. Guadalupe Caracara¿s were intensively hunted and massively poisoned while they gathered in troughs. It is believed that the extinction of this species occurred in a few decades. The specific case of Isla Guadalupe is a sad story. The disappearance of virtually all native vegetation, habitat conversion for cattle ranching and agriculture, coupled with the introduction of exotic species such as cats, dogs and goats, also caused the disappearance of the Guadalupe Caracara (Caracara lutosa), and extinction of other endemic species such as Guadalupe Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma macrodactyla), Guadalupe Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii brevicauda), Guadalupe Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus consobrinus) and Guadalupe Flicker (Colaptes auratus rufipileus).