Which one of the following is an example of recent extinction? (a)Balearic cave goat

Category: QuestionsWhich one of the following is an example of recent extinction? (a)Balearic cave goat
Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 weeks ago

Which one of the following is an example of recent extinction?
 
(a) Balearic cave goat
 
(b) Steller’s Sea Cow
 
(c) Hunter Island penguin
 
(d) Aurochs
 
The question was asked during an internship interview.
 
Query is from Loss of Biodiversity topic in section Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Correct option is (b) Steller’s Sea Cow
 
Explanation: Steller’s Sea Cow a native animal of Russia became extinct around 1741. It was more in number during the Pleistocene epoch. It became extinct due to mass killings by humans for fur trades, seal hunters, and subcutaneous fat.