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# extinct - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# extinct - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it

The Dublin Science Gallery’s “Collapse” exhibition will ask us some important questions in late-2017.

# extinct - Friday 9 December, 2016

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

# extinct - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together

To be fair, the Elasmotherium sibiricum was probably a bit more rhino.

# extinct - Sunday 10 February, 2013

10 animals that were hunted to extinction

It has emerged that the Tasmanian tiger – the last of which died in 1936 – was wiped out by human actions rather than an unknown disease.

# extinct - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Well-preserved mammoth may hold new clues about early man’s hunting habits

A 10,000-year-old mammoth found in Siberia could shed new light on ancient human behaviour, say scientists.

# extinct - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils Giant Penguin

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.

# extinct - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Western black rhino declared extinct

Other subspecies of rhino also face extinction due to commercial poaching and threats from international crime groups targeting rhinos for their horns.

# extinct - Thursday 7 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland? Irish Roots

Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?

Yep. Scientist have linked modern polar bears with ancient Irish brown bears.

# extinct - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

# extinct - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

American wildcat declared extinct

Wildlife biologists announced today that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States.