Tag Archive: extinction

Jan 07

Extinct Animal: Passenger Pigeon

A hundred and fifty years ago, between five and ten billion passenger pigeons flew over the skies of North America. It was not only the most numerous bird in the world at the time, but quite probably the most numerous bird that has ever existed. Seventy-five years later, the skies were empty. The passenger pigeon …

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Aug 31

Big Question: Why did the dinosaurs die out?

For 160 million years they walked the Earth. They were the largest land animals that have ever lived. And, thanks to the number of movies, documentaries, books and television shows featuring them, they have captivated us like no other prehistoric animals. They are, of course, the dinosaurs. But the reign of the dinosaurs ended rather …

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