These enormous Canines aren’t actually related to tigers. The sabre-toothed tiger was found in both North and South America while Tigers are native to Asia. Sadly, the popular prehistoric animal color of the sabre-tooth tiger is unknown, but it is thought that is would of been of a similar color to the lion. continue
Believed to be related to the elephant, the woolly mammoth had had giants tusks as well. Much more curved compare to the elephant, but used for the same purpose of collecting food and fighting predators. It is predicted that the woolly mammoth went extinct in 1700 BC.
The Tasmanian Tiger is actually called the Thylacine. The the Thylacine was a predator at the top of the food chain. This carnivore would feed on kangaroos, wombats, birds, wallabies, possums among other Australian animals. This was indeed a predator that had a pouch for their young and is thought to be the largest marsupial predator to have lived in recent times. Unlike most pouch-bearing animals both the female and the male had a pouch. continue
Passenger pigeons used to number in the billions. John James Audubon once watched a flock fly overhead for three days—300 million pigeons per hour. That’s a lot of birds. But the problem with there being so many is that they were very easy to hunt. While passenger pigeons were hunted as a crop nuisance for years, it wasn’t until pigeon meat got popular that things took a turn for the worst. It also sure didn’t help that westward-bound settlers were chopping down the birds’ habitat at an alarming pace.Hunters, loss of habitat, and infectious diseases contributed to their eventual extinction. continue
The dodo was a medium-large sized flightless bird that was discovered on the Island of Mauritius in the 1590s and was declared extinct less than a century later, in 1681. Despite the turkey-sized body of the dodo, it is thought to have been most closely related to smaller birds such as doves and pigeons.The dodo inhabited the tropical forests on the tiny island of Mauritius that is situated in the Indian Ocean. continue