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# Extinct

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# extinction
Fish brought back from extinction with help from UK zoo
More than 1,500 tequila fish have now been returned to the Teuchitlan River, south-west Mexico.
# red list
Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct
About 28% of the 138,000 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are now at risk of vanishing.
# Laos
'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.
# uplifting exhibition
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.
# orchids
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.
# sounds reasonable
Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together
To be fair, the Elasmotherium sibiricum was probably a bit more rhino.
# long gone
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.
# mammoth
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.
# 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
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.
# Irish Roots
Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?
Yep. Scientist have linked modern polar bears with ancient Irish brown bears.
# extinction
Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.
# Extinct
American wildcat declared extinct
Wildlife biologists announced today that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States.