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Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:09am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

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Does anybody know any extinct animals?I only know two Dinosaurs and Dragons.Is there anymore?

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:35am

Strop

Strop

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Depending on what kind of 'dragon' you're talking about, the fantasy varieties are just that. Otherwise the Komodo dragon is very much alive today.

Species go extinct all the time- there are hundreds and thousands of them, insects, animals, plants alike, that we aren't even aware of, and might never be. This is part of a natural turnover due to competition between species- and the debate largely centers on how responsible we humans are for shifting the balance of such things.

Some other notable extinct species include the dodo (a flightless, rather daft bird hunted to extinction for its meat), and the thycaline (better known as the Tasmanian tiger, also overhunted to extinction).

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:37am

opentotruth

opentotruth

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well i guess it depends on if u beilive dragons were real or not. I think they were but the do-do bird im pretty sure is one and the sabbertooth cat

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:38am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

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Well I think that elephants are nearly extinct.

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:46am

opentotruth

opentotruth

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ya i think snow leppords to are getting pretty close

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 8:47am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

2,959 posts

Snow Lepords I have never heard of them

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 9:02am

Strop

Strop

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Heavens, crazy, open an encyclopaedia of animals or something!

I think we kinda moved onto talking about endangered species here, of which there are thousands that we keep an eye on, including elephants, giant pandas, snow leopards and several species of whale. Because if they die out, then they become extinct!

Most of the species that lived in the prehistoric era, like dinosaurs, sabre-toothed tigers, wooly mammoths, either evolved or have become extinct, yes.

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 9:03am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

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Oh okay I am just guessing.Thanks Strop.

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 9:06am

Strop

Strop

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Oh hey, Wikipedia has like a whole section on this topic.

There ya go, this should start you off :P

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 9:08am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

2,959 posts

Oh great that helps.I will read it later.