Can some species reliably see the future? Well obviously human beings can’t as noted by their laughable track record in this endeavour (see most of science fiction). But perhaps, just perhaps, other species can.
They might see the growth of the brains of human beings or at least in some species; allowing that species the upper hand in almost all run ins.
Then, too, that prescient species might see the rush for humans to have magic potions to cure humans of real or imagined problems. The list of humanity’s ingredients for these potions becomes obvious after awhile. A Rhino’s horn, a shark’s fin or an elephant’s tusk are just some of the things on this list. In short, anything odd for an animal to have is coveted in these recipes.
So I suspect some prescient ancient species honourably committed group suicide rather than eventually be preyed on by humans or our ilk.
So sabre tooth tigers committed group suicide rather than let their famous choppers be ground up so some human women could become fertile.
Or the Irish elk, with antlers so big it was once thought they went extinct because they couldn’t run through woods without hitting a tree, actually didn’t want said giant antlers used in a stew to make Irish warriors more fierce.
But the oddity doesn’t just have to be prominent. T. Rex’s puny arms might have been used to make a potion that makes humans great in spite of their short comings. So T. Rex would have also preferred extinction.
I believe that paleontologists are going to find more and more odd species from the past. It will become more and more obvious that we are living with relatively bland species today. This I will offer as proof of the group suicides.
So you don’t believe in my “magical” group prescience? Then don’t believe in magic potions made from exotic animal’s attributes.