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Why does animal extinction happen?


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Answered 2014-10-01 13:18:00

Animal extinction can be caused by a variety of things such as, over hunting, loss of habitat, loss of food source, polluted environment, even disease. So there are several reasons why it happens. Hope this helps.


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