The species diversity of the planet was constantly changing, some species came, others disappeared. It was natural, it was a manifestation of evolution. After all, the changes went on for millennia. And now the anthropogenic factor has practically replaced the natural movement of life, changes occur instantly and completely unmotivated. In the last few centuries alone, we have lost hundreds of species, and the blame for this disappearance lies entirely with humans. Today we will tell you about these types.
#1 Baiji River Dolphin (2006)
Functionally, it no longer exists - perhaps the old representatives of the species also swim in the waters, but the young no longer appear.
#2 Western Black Rhino (2011)
This species of rhino was destroyed by poachers in Cameroon. For five years, scientists tried to find at least one representative of the species, but they failed. The three remaining subspecies are also constantly exterminated by greedy hunters.
#3 Caribbean Monk Seal (2008)
In past centuries, this seal was exterminated for the sake of fat, which was used as lubricant and oil for icon lamps. Since the 1950s, no one has ever seen this seal. But only in 2008, they were declared extinct. Also, with this subspecies, ticks disappeared, which could live only in one place - on their nose.