Humans Are Driving The World’s Megafauna To Extinction

Giraffe Crossing by Jacques Raymond Brascassat. (1827).

Australian Megafauna Vanished With The Arrival Of Humans.

Thylacinus cynocephalus painting by Henry Constantine Richter & John Gould. (1863).

Mass Extinction During The End Of The Last Glacial Period.

“What Killed the Woolly Mammoth?” by Mauricio Antón. (2004).

Read more: Modern Humans Arrived In The Americas Earlier Than You Think.

The Most Recent Massive Extinction Event Was In Madagascar.

“Fossa su stamp” by Federico Specht. (1909).

The Remaining Megafauna Of Our World.

70% of all the remaining megafauna is in rapid decline as of 2019.

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