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Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

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Mammoths and other giant creatures of the Ice Age such as woolly rhinos survived longer than scientists thought, coexisting with humans for tens of thousands years before they vanished for good. That's according to ...

Nearly two dozen species of birds, fish and other wildlife are set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list

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The ivory-billed woodpecker, along with 22 other species of birds, fish, mussels and other wildlife, is set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list, US federal wildlife officials announce...

US officials say ivory-billed woodpecker, over 20 other species extinct

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It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they’ve exhausted efforts to find these 23. And they warn climate change, on top of other pressures, could m...

Hard-hitting news is extinct: CNN reports on dinosaur ‘foreplay,’ nearly six years after Forbes

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In a piece titled "The mysterious sex lives of dinosaurs," CNN senior producer Katie Hunt tackled the burning question of "how" dinosaurs reproduced and how it has been difficult to answer since "no fossil has reveal...

A rare species thought to be extinct is clinging to survival, study finds

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A species of tiny chameleons presumed to be extinct due to deforestation has been found, but it is clinging to survival. Up to only 5.5 centimeters (2.2 inches) long, the critically endangered Chapman's pygmy chamel...

Mouse thought extinct for 150 years found living on island

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A mouse thought to have become extinct more than 150 years ago has been found alive on an island off the coast of Western Australia, researchers have discovered. Scientists compared DNA samples from eight extinct Au...

Giant tortoise thought to be extinct over a century ago found on Galapagos

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Scientists at Connecticut's Yale University confirmed genetic similarity between a now-deceased large male found in 1906 and a lone female giant tortoise found during a 2019 joint expedition of the Galapagos National...