New research shows why Siberian Unicorn became extinct

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Scientists have recently discovered that a giant rhino, known as the Siberian unicorn, survived until at least 39,000 years ago – much longer than previously thought.

New evidence shows the hefty beast may have eventually died out because it was such a picky eater.

Scientists say knowing more about the animal’s extinction could help save the remaining rhinos on the planet.

Rhinos are in particular danger of extinction because they are very picky about their habitat, said Prof Adrian Lister of the Natural History Museum, London, who led the study.
“Any change in their environment is a danger for them,” he said.

Today there are just five remaining species of rhino. Very few survive outside national parks and reserves due to persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades.

By studying fossilised rhinos, scientists can learn more about the fate of the many prehistoric rhino species that once roamed the planet and how they adapted to climate change and human pressures.

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con co
con co
2 years ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope that rhino’s will become non-endanger’ed in the future.. 🙁

Sahil
Sahil
2 years ago

Tell me our Awesome fire-breathing dragons are real now and ill be happiest person in the world

Shaza Khalid
Shaza Khalid
2 years ago

I don’t believe it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

not to bring hopes down but i fell like its a bit fishey

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow i didn’t realize there was only that many rhinos left

Jgeeky
Jgeeky
2 years ago

I wish that rhinos were not extinct.

ken
ken
2 years ago

so cool

bob
bob
2 years ago

i wont one

KYLE THE GAMER
KYLE THE GAMER
2 years ago

It looks like a unknown creature but how did they got the picture :I

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool it looks nice

dominik
dominik
2 years ago

thats not a rhino thats a Cenozoic creature called elazmatherium

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

tell me more

dahooyaman
dahooyaman
7 months ago

thats cool

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