Baiji river dolfin gone

""We have to accept the fact that the baiji is extinct. We lost the race," said August Pfluger, co-head of the expedition and director of, an environmental group dedicated to saving the animal. "

I wonder if this dolphin just did not want to have to leave its home territory of the past 20 million years. Its river home trashed, its food supply stolen, even if by unwitting neighbor species on land, it is not likely that they would consider that a few of those land creatures in their boats would actually be trying to save their lives.

So another intelligent species that has shared this planet home with us for all our time here, has gone extinct from our skillfully intelligent but careless clambor to grab, eat, and excrete. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, it is said.


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