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Extinct animals

Updated on September 23, 2013

There are millions upon millions of animals on the Earth. Have you ever wondering about the extinct ones we use to have millions of years ago? If you like history, you will love this article. I am going to give you the most information i can on extinct animals. Hope you enjoy.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex is a sixteen foot dinosaurs, that became extinct about sixty five million years ago. Tyrannosaurus Rex is about seven tons, and is also known as the largest land carnivore in history. This massive dinosaur has very power hind limbs, along with a very large, heavy tail.

The Irish Deer

The Irish Deer is the largest deer that ever lived on Earth. The Irish Deer has been extinct for about 7700 hundred years.The Irish deer is about seven feet tall, and has the largest antlers of any known cervid.

The cave bear

The cave bear lived in Europe, it has been extinct for over 27, 000 years. The cave bear spent most of its time in caves, unlike the brown bear, where they only spent there hibernation cycle in caves. The cave bear has an average weight about 500 pounds. WOW!!!

The bulldog rat

The bulldog rat was normally found in the denser part of the Indian Ocean. They have been extinct since 1903. They had very short tails, and there back was covered with two layers of thick fat. Kinda disgusting if you think about it

Elephant Bird

Elephant birds has been extinct since the 17th century. These birds lived in a small little island, called Madagascar. They were known as the heaviest birds in existence. These elephant birds could not fly, and there breastbones have no keel.

Round Island Burrowing Boa

Round Island Burrowing Boa, is a member of the snake family. This species of snakes, was last seen in 1975, in Round Island. It reached one meter in length, and has a brownish red body color.

The gray whale

The gray whale is 16 meters long, and weighs about 40 tonnes. The gray whale has been extinct for about 30 million years. These extinct species of whales, were usually seen in the pacific ocean. It is dark in color with gray like patches all over it body, with two blow holes on his head.


Quagga is an extinct species of the Zebra.The last seen Quagga was dated back to 1870. The Quagga was found in the drier parts of South Africa, and stays by the river. The Quagga can range in color from black and white, to light brown and white.

The Bush Moa

The Bush Moa is about 4.3 feet tall, weighing about sixty six pounds. The Bush Moa is an extinct species of birds, and has primarily been seen in South Island New Zealand, dated back over one hundred years ago.

The Sardinian Pika

The Sardinian Pika, is described as a rabbit with no tail. The sardinian Pika has been extinct sense 1778, and was last seen in the Mediterranean Islands. These species is believed to be extinct, because of pigs.

Like i said above there are millions of different creatures in the world, and scientists are finding more and more fossils of the creatures that once walked our earth. I listed some of the most known extinct animals that people have come across, and there are many others as well. You can find more information on extinct animals through various websites over the internet, and i hope you have enjoyed reading article, there are many more to come.


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