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“Extinct Animals”

Mar 19, 2014 03:59 PM ET // Tim Wall
Genetic evidence suggests giant, flightless birds, the moas, thrived until Polynesians colonized New Zealand in the 13th century, when the birds quickly went extinct. Continue reading →
Mar 13, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Waters off the California coast were once home to a porpoise that used a long, lower snout to hunt for food. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The dinosaur, named Torvosaurus gurneyi, measured close to 33 feet long and weighed over 2,200 pounds. Continue reading →
Mar 4, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A mysterious giant virus buried for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost has been resurrected.
Mar 4, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A remarkable collection of Jurassic Era fossils from China also includes salamanders with their gills preserved. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A fossil freezes in time the moment when a reptile that lived before dinosaurs gave birth. Continue reading →
Feb 7, 2014 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A pre-Dino Era carnivore could literally bite off more than it could chew thanks to its serrated "steak knife" teeth. Continue reading →
Jan 25, 2014 08:50 AM ET // AFP
The eagle on the brink of extinction was killed inside a conservation group's breeding center when a branch fell on its cage.
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