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8 Animals That Recently Went Extinct

By Steven Romano May 6, 2014

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We've come a long way since the days of the dodo and the thylacine, but despite our better understanding and enacting laws to protect endangered species, careless hunting and habitat loss continue to claim animals at an alarming rate. In fact, some extinctions are more recent than most of us even realize. Read on to see a few of the many creatures lost in the last 40 years.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, depressing things, extinction, conservation

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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