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Extinct Mammals

A list of mammals that are facing immediate extinction or have already gone extinct. Some of these extinct animals have disappeared directly due to humans, often as a result of over-hunting, but changes in habitats and climates, as well as other natural factors, have also contributed. In November of 2011, it was announced that the last wild Western Black Rhino specimens had died out, thus indicating that it was the latest mammal species to go extinct. Other rhino species - such as the Javan Rhino, the White Rhino of Central Africa and the Northern White Rhino - are also under the immediate threat of extinction.

It is estimated that about 25% of the mammals currently alive on Earth are at some risk of extinction, despite the efforts of environmental and conservation agencies worldwide. The largest causes remain the loss of habitat - in large part due to man-made pollution or the expansion of human civilization - though poaching remains a prevalent issue in much of the world.

This list is not entirely complete, as it's unknown exactly what the status is for many mammalian species. But it does attempt to collect, in one place, known mammal species that have become extinct.

[NOTE: Because these species are extinct, in some cases, photos of closely-related species will be used on the list.]
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    Desert Rat-kangaroo Marsupial. Extinct since 1935, Australia.

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    Dusky Flying Fox Bat. Extinct since 1870, Percy Island.

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    Eastern Cougar Carnivore. Extinct since 2011, Eastern United States.

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    Eastern Hare Wallaby Marsupial. Extinct since 1890, Australia.

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    Emperor Rat Rodent. Extinct since 1960, Solomon Islands.

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    Falkland Island Wolf Carnivore. Extinct since 1876, Falkland Islands.

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    Flores Cave Rat Rodent. Extinct since 1500, Indonesia.

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    Gould's Mouse Rodent. Extinct since 1930, Australia.

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    Guadalcanal Rat Rodent. Extinct since 1899, Solomon Islands.

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    Guam Flying Fox Bat. Extinct since 1968, Guam.

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    Hispaniolan Edible Rat Rodent. Extinct since 1546, Hispaniola.

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    Ilin Island Cloudrunner Rodent. Extinct since 1953 Ilin Island.

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    Imposter Hutia Rodent.

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    Indefatigable Galapagos Mouse Rodent. Extinct since 1934, Galapagos Islands.

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    Japanese Sea Lion Carnivore. Extinct since 1950, Japan.

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    Japanese Wolf Carnivore. Extinct since 1930, Japan.

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    Javan Tiger Carnivore. Extinct since 1976, Java.

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    Lagostomus crassus Rodent.

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    Lake Mackay Hare-wallaby Marsupial. Extinct since 1932, Australia.

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    Large Palau Flying Fox Bat. Extinct since 1874, Palau.

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    Lesser Bilby Marsupial. Extinct since 1950s, Australia.

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    Lesser Mascarene Flying Fox Bat. Extinct since 1864, Réunion, Mauritius.

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    Lesser Stick Nest Rat Rodent. Extinct since 1933, Australia.

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    Little Swan Island hutia Rodent. Extinct since 1955, Swan Islands.

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    Long-Tailed Hopping Mouse Rodent. Extinct since 1901, Australia.

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