Extinct animals that gone forever and are not dinosaurs




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There a really big quantity of extinct animals and we never imagined they have existed, and there are many reasons why they became extinct like Global Warming, their space were took by another species o they didn’t have enough food, they at least left a little paw print of their existence in this planet. If we thought that dinosaurs were the only animals that we never saw, we were wrong.

If we take out of the list the dinosaurs that once were alive in this planet we could discover many other unknown and interesting animals. These are some species that left some proof they existed but disapeared completely and we neverr are going to have them back.

Dodo

Dodo

The Dodo is an extinct flightless bird that was native to the tiny island nation of Mauritius before this specie died.

Extinct

Extinct

The dodo was a pretty easy species to catch. This specie was extinct by 1680.

Tasmanian tiger

Tasmanian tiger

It is also known as Tasmanian wolf. It was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of the modern times.

Extinct

Extinct

It is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. The Tasmanian tiger was relatively shy and a nocturnal creature.


Tasmanian tiger

Tasmanian tiger

It is also known as Tasmanian wolf. It was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of the modern times.

Extinct

Extinct

It is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. The Tasmanian tiger was relatively shy and a nocturnal creature.



Steller’s sea cow

Steller's sea cow

Stelle’s sea cow is an extinct sirenian which was discovered by Europeans in 1741. It was named after Georg Wilhelm Stelle who discovered the species.

Extinct

Extinct

It was part of the order Sirenia and a member of the family Dugongidae. Steller’s sea cows grew to be 8 to 9 m long as adults.



Woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoth

These species lived during the Pleistocene epoch and was one of the last in a line of mammoth.

Extinct

Extinct

Woolly mammoth was almost the same size as the modern African elephants.



The great auk

The great auk

The great auk was a specie of flightless alcid that became extinct approximately in the 19th century.

Extinct

Extinct

It is unrelated to those specie known as penguins, which were named penguins after the great auk.



Ground sloths

Ground sloths

Ground sloths are extinct sloths. Over time evolution fitted the amphibious sloths.

Extinct

Extinct

This specie lived almost  4 million years ago. Could stay alive after ice era.



Elephant birds

Elephant birds

These were members of the Aepyornithidae family. Elephant birds were large flightless birds that lived in Madagascar.

Extinct

Extinct

The elephant birds become extinct around 1000-1200 AD, but the reasons why they became extinct is not so clear.



Saber-toothed tiger

Saber-toothed tiger

This specie can be considered as a member of different extinct groups of predatory mammals.

Extinct

Extinct

They are well known for having maxillary canines which extended down from its mouth even if its mouth was closed.

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