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Extinction Countdown

Little Time Left for the Tamaraw? Philippine Buffalo Species Down to Last 300 Animals

You see that drawing to the left there? It appears to be the world’s only public domain image of the tamaraw, or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), a species endemic to a single island in the Philippines that is down to its last 300 or so wild individuals. Oh sure, I could show you plenty [...]

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Extinction Countdown

Mountain bongo faces extinction after more than a century of decline

The world’s largest forest antelope faces almost certain extinction in the wild in as few as 14 years if current population trends continue, according to a statement by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Just 103 critically endangered mountain bongos (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) remain in Kenya, the last country where the animals exist in the wild. [...]

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