The Australian Bramble Cay mouse
Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino
Unlike koalas or whales, the small rodent was never cute enough to rate much of a conservation effort. It's only with its extinction that it attracted interest from beyond the circle of biologists and conservationists that warned of its demise. This was probably the first recorded mammal species-loss because of human-induced climate change.
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Deforestation and poaching: extinction of Sumatran rhino looms large as the last male of the species dies.
Image: Tam in 2015 at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Borneo.
Credit: Borneo Rhino Alliance
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