Top 10 Extinct Animals

Top 10 Extinct Animals

Animal extinctions may be caused by natural occurrences such as climatic heating or cooling or changes in sea levels. In more modern times, however, human activity has been to blame.

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[Music] Hi guys and welcome back so let’s talk About top 10 extinct animals Let’s go Animal extinctions may be caused by Natural occurrences such as as climatic Heating or cooling or changes in sea Levels In more modern times however human Activity has been to blame Habited destruction as farming land Expands and forests are cut down in the Main cause of modern extinctions Along with pollution the introduction of Alien species and overfishing are Hunting Increasingly however climate change is Thought to be driving extinctions Here are 10 incredible animals that are Now extinct West african black rhinoceros The west african black rhinoceros was Found in several countries towards the Southeast region of africa Measuring 3 to 3.8 meters long and 1.4 To 1.7 meters in height This rhino would have been weighed 800 To 300 kilograms It had two horns One measuring 0.5 to 1 3 meters and the Other between 2 to 55 centimeters Their diet included leafy plants and Shoots

Some believe their horns had medical Properties though this had no grounding In scientific fact which Lead to heavy poaching in the 1930s Preservation action was taken to protect The species but The numbers continued to decline The last west african black rhino has Seen Or was seen In cameroon in 2006 and it was declared Officially extinct in 2011. Kaiju white dolphin Maiji white dolphin also called the Chinese river dolphin can only be found In the yangtze river in china These mammals could grow to eight feet Long and way up to a quarter of a ton They relied on echolocation to navigate And hunt for prey due to their tiny eyes And very poor eyesight Living in yangtze for 20 million years Their numbers declined drastically from The 1950s onwards As china industrialized the river was Used for fishing Transportation and hydroelectricity Which had a huge effect on the mammals Although not officially recorded as Extinct No one has seen a yangtze river dolphin Since 2002. Pyrenean ivex One of four subspecies of the spanish

Ivex or iberian goat that was found in The iberian peninsula the ibex would Grow to a height of 60 to 76 centimeters At the shoulder and weigh 24 to 80 Kilograms and fed mainly on grasses and Herbs they were thought to have numbered 50 000 historically but the early 1900s Its numbers had fallen to fewer than 100. The exact causes of the pyrenean ibex Extinction is unknown Scientists believe factors including Poaching and the inability to compete With other mammals for food inhabited The last pyrenean ibex was killed by a Falling tree in northern spain in 2000 Passenger pigeon Native to north america The passenger or wild vision has been Extinct since the early 20th century It is estimated that between three and Five billion passenger pigeons inhabited The u.s when europeans arrive in north America but their settlement led to mass Deforestation resulting in habitat loss And reduction in the bird population But the 19th century pigeon meat was Commercialized as a cheap food for the Poor Which resulted in hunting on a massive Scale The passenger pigeon died out in the Wild by around 1900 with the last known Individual dying in captivity in 1914

Tasmanian tiger Native to australia tasmania and new Guinea the tasmanian tiger was a large Carnivorous marsupial Not related to tigers the creature had The appearance of a medium to large Sized dog It weighed 30 kilograms for the nose to Tail a length of almost 2 meters But dark stripes gave it a tiger-like Appearance It is believed to have been hunted to Extinction This was encouraged by bounties but Human Encroachment into its habitat the Introduction of dogs and disease could Have Also contributed The last wild tasmanian tiger was killed Between 1910 and 1920 with the last Captive one dying in hobart zoo tasmania In 1936 Stellar sea cow Named after george steller a naturalist Who discovered the creature in 1741 Stellar sea cow was a large Herbivores and mammal It is believed that cellular sea cow Which grew to at least eight to nine Meters And weighed around eight to ten tons Inhabited the near islands Southwest of alaska and the commander

Islands in the bering sea It is believed that the mammal was tame And spent most of its time eating kelp This and the fact that it was unable to Submerge its enormous body and is Possibly what made it vulnerable to Human hunters Within 27 years of discovery by Europeans Stellar ceca was hunted to extinction Great awk A large and flightless bird found in the North atlantic and as far south as Northern spain It had an average height of 75 to 85 Centimeters and weighed about 5 Kilograms The great oak was a powerful swimmer Which helped it to hunt underwater for Food The last colony of ox lived on the Island of ld and by 1835 they had all Been killed the last of these words was Killed by three men who caught it on Saint kilda scotland in 1844 When a large storm surged they believed That the awk was a witch and was causing The storm so they killed it Dodo Extinct flightless word that inhabited Mauritius The dodo was about 1 meter tall and may Have weighed 10 to 18 kilograms The only account we have of the dodo’s

Appearance is through varied Illustrations and written accounts from The 17th century so its exact appearance Remains Unresolved It is presumed the bird became Flightless due to the availability of Abundant food sources seeds fruits and Fallen fruits And a relative absence of predators Dutch sailors first recorded A mention of the dodo in 1598. The bird was hunted to extinction by Sailors and their domesticated animals And invasive species The last widely accepted sighting of a Dodo was in 1662. Wooly mammoth An enormous mammal believed to be Closely relative or related to the Modern-day elephant Its ancestors migrated out of africa About 3.5 million years ago Spreading across northern eurasia and North america The creature was over 4 meters tall and Could weigh over 6 tons They are covered in fur and their curve Tusk could easily be up to 5 meters long The woolly mammoth eventually Disappeared 10 000 years ago through a Combination of hunting by humans and the Disappearance of its habitat through Climate change

The last of the isolated woolly mammoth Populations is believed to have vanished From wrangle island in the arctic ocean Around 1700 bc Saber-toothed cat Often called saber-toothed tigers or Silver-toothed lions they existed 55 Million to 11 700 years ago Saber-toothed cats were carnivores named For the elongated blade-like canine Teeth which in some species were up to 50 centimeters Long quite bear-like in build they were Believed to be excellent hunters and Hunted animals such as slots and Mammoths These fill lines could open their jaws At an angle of 120 degrees Almost twice as wide as the modern line It is believed that the silver tooth Cast extinction may be linked to the Decline and extinction of the large Herbivores they hunted Other explanations include climate Change and competition with humans That’s it for today stay safe and see You on to the next one You