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The Extinct Animals Of The British Isles

     The animals in our wildlife do need caring for. Without our help many of these animals will go extinct like many have before and as you can imagine this is definitely not good. This is why everyone needs to provide food and drink for the wildlife so that they can get by and live for as long as we do.

The number of different kinds of mammals has been decreasing for thousands of years many of which most people have never heard of and some that are still around today in other parts of the world. For example the Walrus used to roam about the British Isles up until 1000BC when the ice age began to end it became extinct to the areas around the British Isles. A Species that is now completely extinct is the Woolly Rhino which generally roamed around southern England and then in 10,000BC it became extinct to the British Isles which is when it became extinct around the world as well. Other animals that have become extinct in the British Isles are: the Artic Lemming (8000BC), the Aurochs (1000BC), the Breech Marten (19th Century), the Brown Bear (1000AD), the Coypu (1987), the elk (1500BC), the Eurasian Lynx (400AD), the grey Whale (500BC), the grey wolf (1680), the Irish Elk (6000BC), the Narrow Headed Vole (8000BC), the Pika (8000BC), the root Vole (1500BC), the Saiga Antelope (10,000BC), the Steppe Lemming (8000BC), the Tarpan (7000BC), the Wisent (3000BC), the Wolverine (6000BC) and the Woolly Mammoth (10,000BC).

Although not many birds have gone extinct from the British Isles it is still important to make sure the birds that are remaining are fed properly as some are close to extinction. One bird that has gone extinct here is the Great White Pelican which went extinct in 1000BC but this animal is still living worldwide which means the British Isles do not have the ability to look after this bird. The other bird that went extinct her it the Great Auk which went in 1844 and is now extinct worldwide, this creature was like a penguin although it was different.

Not many fish have gone extinct in the British Isles but if mass fishing continues how it there will be problems that face many species of fish. One fish that did go extinct is the Burbot and this fish went extinct as recent as 1972 but this fish still swims the rest of the seas around the world. This has left many people wondering why the fish cannot live in the waters around Great Britain but his is probably because of the cold waters that surround use. A fish that has gone extinct completely is the Hounting and these went extinct in 1940 due to extensive fishing.

Like fish and birds reptiles have not really had any major problems but with many ponds being filled in many reptiles like frogs could go extinct. This is proven by the fact that the only reptiles that have gone extinct are frogs. These frogs are the Agile Frog and the Moor frog and both went extinct in 1000BP. BP is basically an approximation of an animal's age and this is figured out with a formula.

Many reptiles have survived with only one knowingly going extinct on the shores of the British Isles. The only reptile that has gone extinct is the European Pond Terrapin which went extinct in 5000BP. This animal still roams the earth and is a specie of turtle that no longer lives in the British isles.

Beetles have been increasingly going extinct with all of them doing so in the past 200 years. This raises issues about why they cannot cope with our environment in recent history. The beetles that have gone extinct are: the Agonum Sahlbergi (1914), the Blue Stag Beetle (1800s), Graphoderus Bilineatus (1906), Harpalus Honestus (1905), the Horned Dung beetle (1957), the Ochthebius Aeneus (1913), the Platydema Voilaceum(1957), the Rhantus Aberratus (1904), Scybalicous Oblongiusculus (1926) and the Teretrius Fabricii (1907).

The trend that formed with the beetles is the same with butterflies, wasps, bees and flies with all of the extinctions for the species happening within the past 200 years. This is frightening with so many going which then serves the problem that if we continue how were all of these animals will soon be gone this is why action need to be taken as all of these animals are of great risk. The reason they are going extinct has a lot to do with pollution. This is why everyone needs to do there bit to reduce their carbon footprint to help stop the rising temperatures around the earth as well as to save the animals that are at risk.

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