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Which was the first species made extinct by humans?

We don’t know for certain but it was probably one of the giant mammal species of the late- Pleistocene epoch (60,000-12,000 years ago). Recent studies of the two-ton wombat diprotodon and the two-metre (6.6-foot)-tall flightless bird genyornis, for example, indicate that they became extinct from Australia soon after humans arrived.

These animals would either have been hunted directly or driven extinct by environmental destruction as early humans lit brush fires to flush out other prey and clear land for settlement.