Australian Small Brown Rat Becomes World’s First Mammal To Go Extinct Due To Climate Change

A small brown rat of bramble cay melomys species lived on a tiny island off northern Australia becomes the world’s first mammal to have become extinct due to “human-induced climate change”. It was found only on a small sand island near the coast of Papua New Guinea.

The Australian government has officially listed the Bramble Cay melomys as extinct. Extreme high water levels and damaging storm surges, including its sources of food include the reason behind its Extinction.

Source: The Fortune

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