One Quarter of World's Mammals Face Extinction

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 21:01 in Biology & Nature

The baiji dolphin is functionally extinct, orangutans are disappearing and even some species of bats--the most numerous of mammals--are dying out. A new survey of the world's 5,487 mammal species--from rodents to humans--reveals that one in four are facing imminent extinction. [More]

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