Is the Baiji White Whale officially extinct?

by admin on January 12, 2012

Question by PeaceeNickk(:: Is the Baiji White Whale officially extinct?
I hope it isn’t. It becamed extinct in 2006 and then they found one in the Yangtze River in 2007. So did they recover the species or is it extinct?

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Answer by nurnord
After reading the article below they are functionally extinct which is a different term from calling it ‘officially extinct’ (the term is clickable within the article if you wish to know the difference). The article only says that a ‘possible baiji’ was filmed in 2007, I can infer from that that no species recovery was involved, it was just a possible sighting of a single individual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji

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