There are plenty of reasons species go extinct. Perhaps they die en masse in a meteor event, or a new species comes along that outperforms or eats them. These days, humans can often play a role, like they did with the passenger pigeon -- literally hunting it to extinction. But what happened to the thylacine, aka the Tasmanian tiger?
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Tasmanian Devils should be extinct by now. But they are evolving.
We're not talking your run-of-the-mill evolution that take a super long time, either. In the last 20 years they have evolved fast enough to start avoiding an infectious cancer responsible for declining the population by at least 80 per cent.