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The One-Minute Life Stories of Some Fascinating Extinct Species

“Probably 99.999 percent of all species that ever existed are no longer with us,” says American Museum of Natural History’s Michael Novacek. Extinction, he explains, is just another part of life. Maybe not the best part of life if you’re one of the six animals spotlighted in the museum’s video, “Six Extinctions in Six Minutes.” Six scientists each give us a one-minute life story of six extinct organisms that you aren’t going to be spotting at your local zoo any time soon.
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