Thursday, August 09, 2007

Yangtze River Dolphin Extinct - Thanks To Man

In Beijing they were counting down to the Olympics, when some depressing news came out about the Yangtze River dolphin.

It was recently announced that the human race was to blame for the extinction of the Yangtze River dolphin, nicknamed 'Goddess of the Yangtze'. This is believed to be the first large mammal to have been wiped out by man - in this case through overfishing - in modern history.

This endearing dolphin lived on this planet for 20 million years.