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Study says herbivores face higher extinction risk than predators

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According to a new study, it has been claimed that herbivores face a higher risk of extinction than predators. The paper, which appeared in Science Advances, suggests herbivores have suffered a higher extinction rate over the past 50,000 years compared to other parts of the food web and the trend continues till today. The threat is greatest for reptile herbivores, such as turtles, and large herbivores, like elephants.