10 Historical Extinct Animals: A Glimpse into the Past


The dodo was a flightless bird native to Mauritius. It became extinct in the late 17th century.

Woolly Mammoth:

Woolly mammoths were large, hairy elephants that roamed the Northern Hemisphere during the Pleistocene epoch.


The quagga was a subspecies of the plains zebra, characterized by a unique coat pattern.

Tasmanian Tiger:

The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was a carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania. 

Great Auk:

The great auk was a large, flightless bird that inhabited the North Atlantic.

Sabre-toothed Cat:

Sabre-toothed cats, such as Smilodon, were large carnivorous mammals with distinctive, elongated canine teeth.

Irish Elk:

The Irish elk was a massive deer species with impressive antlers. It became extinct around 7,700 years ago.

Steller's Sea Cow:

Steller's sea cow was a large marine mammal that lived in the North Pacific.


Often referred to as the Tasmanian tiger, the thylacine was a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia and Tasmania.


Moa were large flightless birds native to New Zealand. The extinction of moa occurred around the 15th century.

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