World Animals facing Imminent Extinction
Maxxseoul on 02/22/2010
|The Baiji dolphin, or Yangtze River Dolphin of China, is now considered officially "functionally" extinct.|
What does "functionally" extinct mean?
In terms of numbers, there are so few left, the population is no longer viable.
A research team from 6 different nations did not record a sighting of a single individual during an extensive tour of its habitat in 2006.
The animal was called the 'Goddess of the Yangtze'.
Pollution, and the contraversial 3 Gorges Dam were the final factors contributing to its demise.
This is the first recorded extinction of a cetacean species.
Many other animals are on the brink of extinction as well.
I hope this quiz enlightens, and informs, as well as entertains.
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