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Animals that we read in History....they do not exist ANYMORE!!!!

Updated on November 26, 2011

In pure Science, extinction means the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The extinction of an animal or its disappearance from the planet is usually related to the death of the last individual of that species.

Here are few amongst many of those.........

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The one animal that tops the chart is a mammoth gigantic so dreadful and scary looking - Tyrannosaurus Rex. Seen dinosaurs....?? well no one has! But we have heard enough about dinosaurs and their extinction from the planet.

Tyrannosaurus Rex were same as dinosaurs….I suppose, no one could be as fearful as they were. So about Tyrannosaurus Rex – their fossils suggest that this most fearsome animal was approx. 40 ft. high and with a gigantic head affixed to body and jaws…..gosh…..I read they were as big as they could have eaten an adult man in one gnaw!!

Reason of Extinction – Records say that alike dinosaurs they too were killed off by a catastrophic event that possibly took away lives of many creatures on the planet at that time


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Woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoth were associated with ICE AGE. They were gargantuan bushy monsters with very very long tusks that were curled upward. It is believed that Woolly mammoth were one of several species that existing in North America, say about, 3 million years ago. Though mammoth, there were still amongst one of the smaller mammoth species of the world.

They are supposed to have died at the end of last ICE AGE approximately about 3 thousand years ago.

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Hallucigenia

Around 500 million years back during Cambrian Period - Hallucigenia - existed. Cambrian period was an era of evolutionary experimentation when it is said that most of the major extinction group of animals first appeared with their bizarre looks and then disappeared.

Fossil fuel of Cambrian era found from an area known as – Burgess Shale – revealed the presence of a strange little arthropod called Hallucigenia

The creature was named after its body plan that had an elongated body with a row of tentacles on one side and filament of stilt like spines on the other.

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Flores Man


Found in Indonesian cave in 2003 – Flores Man – were nicknamed “Hobbits”. These species made the researchers to rethink if they represented a distinct line of evolution of Home Sapiens. Fossils revealed that each of these man were 3 ft tall and had a tiny head. Debate amongst researches rages on – if these creatures represent a new species of hominid or are they form of advanced ape or because of some medical dysfunction they were dwarfs and represented a primitive human race???

The last of this profound creature appeared about 12 thousand years ago.

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Cave where Floral Man were believed to have lived
Cave where Floral Man were believed to have lived
Cave where Floral Man were believed to have lived

Saber Toothed Cat


You love pets like dogs and cats….don’t you?? Well then meet this creature of nature you wold hate to meet even in the day light and the last one whom you would to be seen in dark alley – Saber Toothed Cat (also called saber-toothed tiger).

It’s extinction was around 10 thousand years ago. They lived in North America and part of Europe and one of the most dreadful predators that existed during Cenozoic Period.

Interesting, like we humans these creature had a social life…..I meant….alike us they lived together and co-operated each other to hunt down a prey with their dagger like canine teeth and powerful bodies. Researchers also found that they had a milieu in which one was cared by the other member of the group. Despite they horrible appearance, they had soft cat within too!!

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It is believed that both woolly mammoths and saber toothed tigers might have fought each other
It is believed that both woolly mammoths and saber toothed tigers might have fought each other

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      Prashant 3 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thank you.. Myob!

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      MYOB 3 years ago

      awesome

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      Prashant 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Adebayo

      Well i would try my best in my next hub to put in more stuffs about Dinasours and its disappearance from the planet.

      Thanks!

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      adebayo odusami from nigeria 4 years ago

      can someone pls tell me something about DINASOURS,i really want to know how it come to life,and when he was in the world,and what make the animal not to be exist anylonger,can we still see the animal at all.pls reply me to ayesbro@yahoo.com

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      Prominage 5 years ago

      neva seen something like dis before. We are all learning . Thanks 2 whoeva brought this.

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      Prashant 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks Ghost32...well for other extinct animals i thought about and then thought to include them in new hub..rightly you mentioned passenger pigeon and about dodo bird are also one amongst many!!

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      Then there's the dodo bird, the passenger pigeon, the....

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Prashant 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks senoritaa i liked them too while reading about them.. :)

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      This is a lot of interesting information. My favorite is the wooly mammoth. There's just something about it.

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      Prashant 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks nemanjaboskov..anytime you can revisit, my pleasure!!

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      Nemanja Boškov 5 years ago from Serbia

      This was a very interesting read, and I'm surprised I'm the first one to comment on this hub!

      Unfortunately, something is wrong with my internet connection and I couldn't see all the pictures - I'll come back later to see them all :)

      Great job, and voted accordingly!