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comradejenkens t1_je960to wrote

They were locally extinct. Cheetahs used to live in India, but went locally extinct on the continent.

Individuals from Africa have now been brought in to try to re-establish the species.


Want_To_Live_To_100 t1_je9bjn1 wrote

Thanks I got it now. I didn’t know the word could be used in the context of regions. I assumed it was always universal based purely on my exposure to the word which to be honest was very limited to DINOSAURS and DODO birds. I’m an wiser now and won’t assume extinct always means pertaining to the Earth in general but can be local.


mom0nga t1_je9s70d wrote

Technically, a more accurate word to use for localized extinctions is "extirpated."