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Prehistoric and ancient humans, including human species that are now extinct, painted them on the walls of caves and scavenged or hunted them for their meat.
NO Scientists believe somewhere between 200 and 2,000 species become extinct every year--many more than official counts record.
Statistical geneticist Elizabeth Blue of the University of Washington in Seattle agrees that so little is known about the genetic makeup of extinct groups that it's hard to say whether the extinct hominid DNA actually came from an undiscovered species.
EXTINCT POACHED The Baiji dolphin also suffered as a result of pollution hitting its habitat EXTINCT HUNTED Ivory from the black rhino became valuable on black market EXTINCT EXTINCT VANISHED The Costa Rican golden toad had distinctive orange skin VICTIMS Rising sea levels have been blamed for the loss of the little Bramble Cay melomys
A species extinct in the wild" usually refers to one that lives not in the wild but under artificial breeding or cultivation.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature said recent reassessments had led it to declare the species extinct.
Summary: GENEVA: The Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct, and two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate, a leading conservation group said Thursday.
THE mystery of who in the North East was eating a now extinct bird will be revealed at an event tonight.
Using DNA from the bones of an extinct Siberian mammoth, scientists confirmed Monday they had successfully recreated a mammoth's blood, and in the process uncovered how the ancient mammals were able to survive in freezing Arctic conditions.
Summary: KIRIKKALE (Cihan) --Red Falcon, a bird species, live in Kizilirmak River Delta in the central Turkish city of Kirikkale nearly extinct by huntings.
The first time I heard of a so-called "extinct" species being "discovered" alive and well was on a radio programme in the late 1930s, when a fisherman on a ship off the south-east coast of Africa caught what was identified as a coelacanth, a fish believed to have been extinct for millions of years.
Scientists used prehistoric feathers to help map the colour of giant extinct birds and say they can reconstruct the appearance of other extinct species - they retrieved ancient DNA of four species of New Zealand's extinct Moa from feathers found in caves and rock shelters and believed to be at least 2,500 years old.