Why did the woolly rhino go extinct?

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Genetic analysis of the remnants of 14 woolly rhinos shows that a warming climate, not hunting, probably killed them off 14,000 years ago.

The numbers of woolly rhinos remained constant until close to their extinction, and far after humans had migrated to their territory in Siberia.

Genetic mutations suggest that the rhinos were so adapted to living in cold conditions that they could not survive when the climate rapidly warmed.

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