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How did the great auk go extinct?

There used to be millions of these birds in Canada, in France, and even in Florida. But that was before humans got involved...

12/11/2019 11:48 AM
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  • Aarti B.
    06/16/2020 19:05

    So sad!

  • Clayeolie M.
    06/13/2020 09:59

    European explorers are very destructive. Sad. Greed is the source of evil.

  • Ruth M.
    06/11/2020 12:04

    Sad.

  • Ryan F.
    06/11/2020 10:36

    But ofcourse! Nature was at peace and in harmony until we came along and FUCKED IT ALL UP! Behind every ailment this planet suffers there is a human fingerprint attached, this might ultimately lead to our own extinction.

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  • Barrie C.
    06/10/2020 19:30

    It's called evolution; to the victor go the spoils a case of brain over brawn!

  • Mark O.
    06/10/2020 13:54

    Humans are the only living things on this planet that destroys the earth.

  • Cuthbert J.
    06/10/2020 12:03

    Capitalism has caused the extinction of many species in modern times.

  • Mario T.
    06/10/2020 01:20

    we gonna start by cloning humans and then will see

  • Elizabeth I.
    06/09/2020 22:53

    Very sad!

  • Eric D.
    06/09/2020 15:17

    At 1'56", it is not a great auk, but an emperor penguin... ;-)

  • Corinne D.
    06/09/2020 15:03

    White man at it again. And yes I am white.

  • Mary L.
    06/09/2020 14:10

    Such a shame.

  • Fitri R.
    06/09/2020 14:05

    And this happen in so "call" educated country

  • Diana D.
    06/09/2020 11:38

    North America had penguins? Dang.

  • Jan B.
    06/09/2020 10:58

    Hunting is blamed for the massive commercial exploitation and consumption of all living animals! All other activities (of which hunting is but a negligible and shrinking fraction) of our ovepopulated and politically correct humanitarian planet will ultimately have the same consequence!

  • Cesar S.
    06/09/2020 10:38

    Is there no way to clone the great Auk, including the mammoth, Thylacine and even the passenger pigeon and Dodo bird? Some of these birds thrived in hundreds of millions and billions before they were wiped out on the face of the earth. Sad, but there are people who argue not to intervene in mother nature’s cycle of life. American condor is a successful story of intervention.

  • Jeanette L.
    06/09/2020 10:02

    😢

  • Sterling M.
    06/09/2020 09:39

    like most animals on this planet yea people need to move out we know

  • Sheila J.
    06/09/2020 09:26

    Sad that the only thing humans are really good at is destruction of all that is beautiful.