In Planet Earth’s 4.5billion-year history, species extinction has been an accepted part of the natural evolutionary process – according to the ‘natural’ rate of extinction, two species per 10,000 species go extinct every 100 years. However, since 1900, 477 species have gone extinct – an extinction rate that’s 100-times higher than earlier patterns.
Whether due to climatic changes, habitat destruction or pollution, fact is we have driven extinctions to unprecedented levels. Today, there are some well-known animals that today’s young children may never see – the black Rhino and Tapanuli Orangutan being just two popular examples.
10 Animals Your Children May Never See:
Infographic by – African Safari Home