Animals That Are Now Extinct

The earth is a residence of much wonderful wildlife, but sorrowful, some of the species now a day do not longer exist that once called our planet home. These animals are called as extinct animals.

Here are five animals that are now extinct:

1. Steller’s Sea Cow (Bering Sea, North Pacific Ocean 1768)

Steller’s Sea Cow

The German wildlife expert Georg W. Steller was the first who studied and reported this incredible animal in the year 1741 in North Pacific Ocean. These are connected to today’s dugongs and manatees, Steller’s sea cows were very large marine mammals that could develop up to 10 meters long that can double size a large family car. They are living in peaceful herds; they eat algae, kelp, and seagrass. Sad to say, many seal hunters and sailors will be letting go soon the animal’s fatty meat that will provide a massive food supply for their expedition and they start hunting them. This Steller’s sea cow begins to be extinct only for 27 years as such was discovered.

2. Thylacine (Tasmania, Mainland Australia and New Guinea 1936)


The Thylacine is well known as a Tasmanian tiger and becomes like the world largest meat-eating marsupial. It is like a wolf, but it has a yellow-brown fur, the stripes are on the back and it is thick and very long tail.  The scientific name Thylacinus cynocephalus is a Greek word meaning a dog-headed pouched one. However, the population experienced habitat loss and diseases, the human is the primary source to blame for the ultimate extinction of the thylacine.  For as long as the ferocious predators want to feast the sheep and that other livestock, the European colonizers were rapid to kill them,  in fact, the government of Tasmanian paid people to do it. The very rearmost known died in the year 1936 at Hobart Zoo in Australia.

3. Great Auk (Rocky Islands of the North Atlantic Coast 1844)

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Great Auk

The great auk was sought around the North Atlantic, filling around the craggy coasts and some part in the UK. In the 19th century, a large number of great auk was killed for its meat, oils, and features because some people think that it has supernatural powers. Seafarers would round them up before they were going to bash on their head.

4. Gastric Brooding Frog (Australia 1980s)

Gastric Brooding Frog

The tadpoles do swim in the ponds, but not the gastric-brooding frogs. The female gastric-brooding frogs eat their own frogspawn, they incubate their tadpoles on their stomachs for just 6-7 weeks, while they’re having to alienate its digestive juices and block eating food. When they gave birth the baby fogs will comes out on their mouth. But sadly, many Australian amphibians abolished within just a decade after it was discovered in the year 1973. Here’s the good news, some scientists get cells on the gastric-brooding frogs and freeze on the labs and they will insert them to the eggs of living frogs and tries to bring them back to life.

5. Baiji River Dolphin (China 2004)

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Baiji River Dolphin

The baiji river dolphin said to be the rebirth of princes that once submerged after being refuse to marry the man that she didn’t love. Wistfully, baiji’s real story is tragic. In the 1950s multiple amounts of small, pale grey aquatic animals dashed on the murky water s of China’s Yangtze river, and by the collisions with ship sand pollution and overfishing and this baiji river dolphin are now extinct.

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