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Extinct…Not Extinct…Extinct

By  | January 7, 2019 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News
 Celia can now be seen at the reception centre of the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido in Aragon

Celia can now be seen at the reception centre of the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido in Aragon

The Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), Spanish common name bucardo, was one of the four subspecies of the Spanish ibex or Iberian wild goat, a species that is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Pyrenean ibex were most common in the Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France and in the northern Pyrenees. This species was common during the Holocene and Upper Pleistocene, during which their morphology, primarily some skulls, of the Pyrenean ibex was found to be larger than other Capra subspecies in southwestern Europe from the same time.

In January 2000, the Pyrenean ibex became extinct, but scientists have attempted to clone them using DNA from one of the last females; one such clone died seven minutes after being born.

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