What Types of Wildlife Have Gone Extinct in Africa?


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Types of wildlife that have gone extinct in Africa include the Maderian Large White butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Quaggas, and Bubal antelopes. These animals have gone extinct mostly due to deforestation and excessive human interaction.

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The Madeiran Large White butterfly went extinct due to deforestation and pollution from agricultural products. The West African black rhino was officially declared extinct in 2006 due to poaching and human infringement in its living spaces. The rhinoceros' horn is a prized possession in many parts of the world. The Quagga was a relative of zebras but was wiped out because of its hide. Bubal antelopes were native to North Africa but were hunted by humans and driven to extinction.

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