Giant lemurs went extinct due to size, low numbers

Using DNA extracted from the remains of extinct giant lemurs, researchers may have discovered why Madagascar's largest lemurs disappeared.

Giant shark 'Megalodon' went extinct around 2.6 mn years ago, say researchers
Giant shark 'Megalodon' went extinct around 2.6 mn years ago, say researchers

The largest shark ever on the face of earth 'Megalodon' became extinct approx 2.6 million years ago, reveal researchers.

Human greed driving species towards extinction: Study

In a disturbing trend, scientists have reported that species are becoming extinct as much as 1,000 times more frequently - 10 times worse than the previous estimates - owing to human population growth and increasing per capita consumption.

Chile`s largest amphibian in danger of extinction

The helmeted water toad, the largest amphibian found in the Chile, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and environmental factors.

Arapaima, Amazon`s largest fish may go extinct: Study

Arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extint in many areas due to overfishing, revealed scientists.

Dinosaurs extinct because of `colossal bad luck`

Dinosaurs may have survived the asteroid strike which wiped them out if it had happened slightly earlier or later in history, a new study has found.

Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached 173 bird in the country as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

Russian Meteorite explains mystery behind dinosaur extinction

A new study on Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite has shed a light on the long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Redheads falling prey to extinction due to climate change: Study

We may feel a drop in the number of `red-heads` around us, as a new study claims that they may very soon be on the verge of extinction.

Iconic Emperor penguins facing risk of extinction

Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world`s critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

Human hunters wiped out Ice Age animals

Large animals in Ice Age that included Sabre-toothed cats, huge kangaroos, and a leopard-sized marsupial lion became extinct because of human hunters and not climate change, says a new study.

Forest fire of 66 million years ago could reveal much about last days of dinos

Researchers have said that as far back as the time of the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today.

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene.

Comet not behind mass extinction at Ice Age end: Study

Archaeologists have debunked the cosmic-impact theory that a comet sparked climate change at the end of the Ice Age, causing mass animal extinction.

Inbreeding may have led to extinction of woolly mammoth

Inbreeding coupled with a changing climate may have pushed the woolly mammoth into ultimate extinction, a new study suggests.

Men at no imminent threat of extinction

Researchers have said that the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to preserve a small set of genes that has ensured not only its own survival but also the survival of men.

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.

Evolutionary distinctness can help save birds from extinction

Scientists said identifying evolutionary distinctness of birds will help them save birds from extinction.