Lions & Tigers & Bears
Oct 2, 2019 · 38 min
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Species have evolved, flourished, and died off for eons. It's only within the last few millennia, however, that humans have been responsible for wiping entire species off the face of the planet.

The extinctions of the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), the Mexican Grizzly Bear, and the Barbary Lion are case studies in how humans can topple apex predators from their perches. The consequences of eradicating the world's top predators are far-reaching, and bringing them back from the dead - if they're even really gone - has its own set of challenges.

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