Question of This Day Answer 0001

Question 0001
Which of these animals is extinct ?
  1. Platypus
  2. Black Spider Monkey
  3.  Mexican Grizzly Bear
  4. Gray Wolf

Think grizzlies only lived in cold places? The Mexican grizzly, like the grizzly that lives in the norther U.S. and Canada, are both subspecies of the brown bear. The Mexican subspecies was hunted to extinction by ranchers because the bears would kill their livestock. Only 30 were left by 1960, but by 1964 it was considered extinct.