10 Historical Extinct Animals: A Glimpse into the Past
Native to Mauritius, the flightless Dodo bird became extinct in the late 17th century due to hunting by humans and introduced animals.
Also known as the Thylacine, this marsupial carnivore was native to Tasmania and went extinct in the 20th century.
These large, carnivorous mammals lived during the Pleistocene epoch and had distinctive long, serrated canine teeth.
These massive, hairy elephants adapted to the cold environments of the Pleistocene epoch.
The flightless great auk inhabited the North Atlantic, particularly around rocky islands. Overhunting for their feathers.
A subspecies of the plains zebra, the quagga had a unique coat pattern, with only the front part of its body striped.
: Giant flightless birds native to New Zealand, moa species were hunted to extinction by the Maori people and arrived settlers around the 15th century.
Caribbean Monk Seal
: Once found throughout the Caribbean Sea, this seal species was hunted extensively for its blubber.
Also known as the giant ground sloth, Megatherium was a massive herbivorous mammal that lived in South America.
A subspecies of lion that inhabited Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene epoch.