Category: extinct

The now extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog originate…

The now extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Córdoba, Argentina. This breed was the predecessor to today’s Dogo Argentino. A main reason the breed vanished and the Dogo remained was its strong aggression toward other dogs. Primarily meant to be a fighting dog, even males and females would rather fight than mate. Although a
capable hunting dog, it hunted in small packs of a male and female, otherwise they were more likely to turn on their pack mates.

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Hunted to extinction by poor excuses of flesh,…

Hunted to extinction by poor excuses of flesh, Sudan the last male northern white rhinoceros has passed away on Monday 3/19/18 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya following a series of infections and other health problems at the age of 45.
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Although his death was not unexpected, it saddens me to even write this. Hunted to near-extinction, just two northern white rhinos remain: Najin, Sudan’s daughter, and Fatu, his granddaughter, both held in captivity at the conservancy.
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The only bright note is that this has prompted an unusual scientific effort to develop new reproductive technology in hopes of saving them. A multidisciplinary team of scientists spanning five continents has turned to an innovative mix of classic reproduction techniques and cutting-edge stem cell technology in hopes of resurrecting the subspecies but it may still take another 15 years to bear fruit.
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“This is a creature that didn’t fail in evolution, It’s in this situation because of us” said Thomas Hildebrandt, head of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin.
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Northern white rhinos, a subspecies of the more populous southern white rhinos, once roamed the grasslands of east and central Africa. In 1960, there were approximately 2,000. They are distinguished from their relatives by hairier ears, differing dental structures, and smaller body size.
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War, habitat loss and poaching have decimated the populations. By 2008 researchers could no longer locate northern white rhinos in the wild. A number of the animals — including Sudan, who was captured in 1975 — remained at zoos around the world.
“Sudan is an extreme symbol of human disregard for nature,” said Jan Stejskal, director of international projects at the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan spent most of his life. “He survived extinction of his kind in the wild only thanks to living in a zoo.”
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Every Rhino species is still under threat, an animal that withstood evolution only to be taken by man. We’ve failed them.
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Story credit: The New York Times and Rachel Nuwer.
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