Tagged With Extinction

Hundreds of ancient mammoth skeletons were found buried under the site of a future airport in Mexico


An avian apocalypse has arrived in North America. Birdsong could become a rare sound.


A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It's their last appearance in the fossil record.



The Tasmanian tiger is thought to have gone extinct in 1936, but mysterious sightings suggest the creature might still be out there


Thousands of animals around the world are at risk of extinction. But not jellyfish — they're thriving in warm, polluted water.


The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now.



A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.


North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last 50 years — another sign that we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction


In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction


For the first time, a timeline reveals what happened in the minutes and hours after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs


New Zealand bans tourists from swimming with dolphins in a popular holiday spot in order to protect the species from being 'loved' into extinction


We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found — even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction



In a 'lost city' in the Honduran rainforest, researchers have discovered 3 animals thought to be extinct


The iconic tree thought to have inspired 'The Lorax' has suddenly died — and the whole species is at risk of extinction


Frogs are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign the 6th mass extinction is hitting one group of creatures hardest


These 15 ocean species have already gone extinct. A dozen others will probably disappear in our lifetime.



Only 80,000 koalas remain in the world, rendering them 'functionally extinct' — another victim of the 6th mass extinction


The world's living creatures are disappearing at unprecedented rates — here's what we stand to lose, according to a landmark UN report


I attended a breakfast with food that would disappear if honeybees went extinct. It was a disturbing glimpse at a future without avocados and coffee.


18 signs we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction