Monday, September 12, 2011

Pyrenean Ibex

The last Pyrenean ibex died in 2000. However, a cloned ibex, created from skin samples taken from the last Pyrenean ibex, was birthed in 2009. It died shortly after birth from lung complications.

Cause of extinction: Hunting of the ibex had caused the animal's numbers to seriously dwindle and conservationists blame the Spanish government for failing to act in time to save it.

Source: Wikipedia


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