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Old 04-02-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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I figure this is the best place to include a thread on extinct animals.

One extinct animal that many may never have heard of is the Thylacine, often referred to as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf. It went extinct in the 1930s.



Here's video footage of one in captivity just before they went extinct.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ompilation.ogv


Here's a list of extinct animals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_animals

Talk about your favorite extinct animals.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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There are any number of theropods that I find intensely interesting and would love to observe in the flesh. Too bad.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Moved as these animals are not Pets.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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For a number of years, I held out hope that they would find a small number of Thylacines in the heavily forested western part of Tasmania. However, it's not really likely anymore. Really the only hope now would be in New Guinea, which has had reported sightings in some of the wilder areas.
Also would have loved to have seen Carolina Parakeets flying over the skies of the Southern U.S.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: West Egg
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Haast's Eagles would be pretty impressive:
Haast's Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

20-33 lb. raptors...

Falconry (or would that be 'eaglery') with one of those would be interesting!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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My favorite is the largest bear ever to exist in North America known as Arctodus who became extinct around the same time as most of the other large fauna around 10,500 b.c. - 11,000 b.c.


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Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I figure this is the best place to include a thread on extinct animals.

One extinct animal that many may never have heard of is the Thylacine, often referred to as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf. It went extinct in the 1930s.



Here's video footage of one in captivity just before they went extinct.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ompilation.ogv


Here's a list of extinct animals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_animals

Talk about your favorite extinct animals.
I have heard of the Thyacine,LOL !.... there was an article in our paper about someone who bought the skin of one at a local yard sale back.

He might have a Tasmanian tiger by the $70,000 pelt | UTSanDiego.com
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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So many of the long-extinct animals look so creepy in the pictures of them.

One that really scared me was the phorusrhacids, or the "terror birds". These were huge flightless birds that hunted down creatures the same way a hungry lioness would. I remember seeing a few pictures of them and they freaked me out. In particular the older pictures are scary - look up this old picture of a huge Brontornis (the largest terror bird) attacking a dinosaur. But please don't share it here if you find it - I don't want to relive several nightmares!

I was relieved when I found out that Brontornis didn't actually look like it did in that picture and wasn't the size of a large dinosaur. Later findings revealed that Brontornis was 10 feet tall (about the size of the extinct moa of New Zealand) and resembled an ostrich with a big head. Still, that's one creature I'm glad is extinct!

One extinct creature I do like is the tiny horses that were the size of pet cats.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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Not every animal has been extinct for all that long. In addition to the thylacine, the passenger pigeon disappeared in the 20th century. The last one died in captivity in 1914 (I believe it was at the Cincinnati Zoo).
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Some of my favorites are:

The Elephant Bird


Moa


Rodrigues Solitaire Bird
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