The Pyrenean Ibex is the first ever species to become extinct twice.
Extinction means the loss of a species. A species is generally considered extinct once the last living member has died.
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Even more fearsome than the cats we know today, sabre-toothed cats had long, sharp teeth that stuck out of their mouths…scary!
Named sea cows because of their habit of grazing in herds and being an easy source of food, Steller’s Sea Cow was rapidly hunted to extinction.
Now extinct, examples of Tasmanian Tigers have been found in engravings and rock art dating back to 1000BC, although they were already extinct on the Australian Mainland before the first European Settlers had even arrived.
Hunted to extinction for their horns, these two-horned Rhinos had very poor eyesight and have been known to use birds (oxpeckers) as an early warning system of approaching threats!