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8 Animals That Recently Went Extinct

5) Mariana Mallard

Having lived on the small islands of Guam, Saipan, and Tinian, the Mariana Mallard regrettably didn't stand much of a chance in the face of human contact. The Pacific conflict that took place during World War II decimated much of the species' wetland surroundings, as did the drainage of marshlands and waste output from nearby sugar mills.

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