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# extinct - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct
# Red List
# Red List

Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct

Sep 4th 2021, 3:45 PM 16,840 Views 15 Comments

About 28% of the 138,000 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are now at risk of vanishing.

# extinct - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
# Laos
# Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

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
# Uplifting Exhibition
# Uplifting Exhibition

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

Jan 3rd 2017, 1:00 PM 18,650 Views 27 Comments

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
# Orchids
# Orchids

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

Dec 9th 2016, 4:29 PM 22,619 Views 18 Comments

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
# Sounds Reasonable
# Sounds Reasonable

Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together

Mar 31st 2016, 6:04 AM 19,198 Views 7 Comments

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

# extinct - Sunday 10 February, 2013

10 animals that were hunted to extinction
# Long Gone
# Long Gone

10 animals that were hunted to extinction

Feb 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 26,221 Views 93 Comments

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
# Mammoth
# Mammoth

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

Apr 4th 2012, 12:31 PM 2,801 Views 14 Comments

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

# extinct - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

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

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Feb 29th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,193 Views 13 Comments

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
# Extinct
# Extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct

Nov 10th 2011, 11:08 AM 1,240 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?

Jul 7th 2011, 10:25 PM 715 Views 10 Comments

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

# extinct - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
# Extinction
# Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 911 Views 8 Comments

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

# extinct - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

American wildcat declared extinct
# Extinct
# Extinct

American wildcat declared extinct

Mar 2nd 2011, 3:16 PM 1,688 Views 0 Comments

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