The southern yellow-billed hornbill, a colorful bird that shot to fame in "The Lion King", is being wiped out by climate change, according to new research.
New research suggests that if crocodiles had not changed their meal preference, they may have gone extinct.
In 2019 researchers made discoveries in rock formations, linking findings to both the dinosaur extinction that occurred at 66 million years ago and the present.
The bobcat-sized creature has been called an evolutionary experiment, being the first known mammal to consume only meat.
Dortoka vremiri's aquatic environment and home in the relatively sheltered Hateg Basin helped it pull through the mass extinction.
The Christmas Island rat, Rattus macleari, was wiped out in Australia 120 years ago.
The "bizarre" crocodilian could grow to around 20 feet in length and was hunted as a result of conflict with humans.
The previously undiscovered landmass can offer clues into a mysterious mass extinction event that happened around 34 million years ago
The sharks lived between 20 million and 3.6 million years ago and it is thought they could grow up to 60 feet long.
George Church, from the Harvard Medical School, founded a company to bring the wooly mammoth back to life in 2021.
The butterflies now only survive in two isolated clusters and in very low numbers.
Big cat researcher Tara Pirie told Newsweek that with so few remaining, the loss of any individual will have a "substantial impact" on the species.
We urge the Senate to do the right thing and protect the Grand Canyon now and for future generations.
Only two northern white rhinos are alive today. One was just retired from a breeding program designed to save the species from extinction.
This follows two previous events which included 185 baby tortoises being seized at an airport in March and the recovery of 129 babies from Peru in 2018.
Julian Gagnon was out with his parents at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester Hills, Michigan when he came across what he thought was a "dragon's tooth."
The ivory-billed woodpecker was perhaps the best-known of the species that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared extinct.
With its disappearance, "we sort of lost a piece of the biodiversity puzzle that made up the tapestry of the San Francisco Bay area," a study co-author said.
Marine biologists estimate that only 10 of the highly endangered animals remain alive as a result of illegal fishing in their native waters.
A "four-legged fossil fish" predating dinosaurs has been recently rediscovered by groups hunting sharks with deep-sea nets.
"When humanity exterminates species of other creatures, it is sawing off the limb on which it is sitting, destroying working parts of our own life-support system," said biologist Paul Ehrlich.
It is not a coincidence that Neanderthals vanished just at the time, when Homo sapiens started to spread into Europe" said research lead Axel Timmermann, director of IBS Center for Climate Physics.
The dinosaur is one of the largest and youngest megaraptors on the fossil record, say paleontologists.
Tasmanian tigers are among the largest carnivorous marsupials known to science.
Scientists were examining what impact marine megafauna extinctions will have on oceans.
Large herbivores dominated the Earth's land ecosystems for several million years before suffering significant extinctions and declines over the past 100,000 years or so.
"We are beginning to transition and go through the extinction," study author David Gruber said. "Who comes out the other side is up for grabs."