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Animals Which Once Lived On Earth But Are No Longer On Earth, Number Three Was Shy Of Humans (Details below)



There are over 8 million species of animals in the world and zoologists are concerned some of these may vanish even before they are discovered. There had been a number of animals that once lived on earth but are no longer in existence. Some of these animals were discovered through fossils. This article reveals some of these animals.

1. Woolly Mammoth

This is a giant mammal considered to be the ancestor of the modern day elephants. It looks very wild at sight with a lot of fur on its body. They were common in North America having roughly the same size as modern African elephants.

They became extinct about 10, 000 years due to environmental factors, majorly because of the rising sea level and also excessive hunting and bush burning leading to the destruction of their habitats.

2. The Tasmanian tiger

Tasmanian tiger(also known as Thylacine) was a carnivorous mammal that was common in Tasmania and the Australian mainland. The Tasmanian tiger was shy and secretive as they were reported to avoid human contact they always hide when they see humans or perceive their odour. The are not likely to be found near humans due to their shy attitude. They were reported to have gone extinct about 80 years ago with the last known animal captured live in 1930 in Tasmania.

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The causes of their extinction were excessive hunting and habitat destruction. This action of humans became a great treat to their lives hence they went extinct.

3. Smilodon

Smilodon was a large animal that weighed about 160kg to 280kg with larger body size than that of modern lions. Also known as the Saber- toothed tiger, Smilodon is the most famous historic animal.

They are known for their pair of long bladelike canines. They became extinct about 10, 000 years ago allegedly because their preys were at the verge of extinction. Other reported factor for their extinction was climate change and competition.