Ancient Faunal Introductions to Britain


In addition to anthropogenic introductions, Britain has also seen many extinctions over the last few thousand years including:

The aurochs – the wild ancestor of all domestic cattle

The bear, the wolf, the lynx – carnivores that are now locally extinct (extirpated)

Beaver, wild boar and elk - all extirpated in Britain.

Beyond Britain there are many more, just a few are listed here;

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