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Extinct Animals CAUGHT on Camera

Post by Cloud on Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:02 pm


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When each animal or dinosaur goes extinct, there is usually at least one recorded “sighting” of said animal after it’s thought to be long gone. Some of them are hoaxes, while others are actually the real deal, others still are in another category altogether. These are some Extinct Animals Caught On Camera. How many of them are actually still around? Subscribe to Talltanic [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

#4 - The Japanese Wolf

It feels like a lot of this list are extinct animals only found in Japan but it really makes a lot of sense. Japan is an island that is populated by a great number of people. As the population grows from year to year, the other living things find they have less and less room to live and grow. After generations of this, there are bound to be things that we eradicate just by being around, ripping apart habitats as we go. Awhile back there used to be not one but two species of wolf that were only found on the island, the Honshu and the Hokkaido wolves, one of which is photographed below. Instead of becoming everyone’s lap dog, these wolves were hunted as they were considered to be a threat to everyone’s livestock. We said goodbye to the Hokkaido wolf in 1889 and the Honshu in 1905. However, even though they were listed as extinct, they begin to pop up around the countryside. A single wolf was spotted in 1910, then in the 1930’s, and then again in the 1950’s. Even more began showing up around the 1990’s. It is believed, however, that these wolves are a sort of dog-wolf hybrid that have taken the place of the once purebred canine.



#3 - The Tasmanian Tiger
The animal pictured here looks like just a big cat, not anything special. Although that’s our personal opinion, that isn’t what everyone who has laid eyes on this picture thinks. According to the person who took the photo as well as all the crypto fan club members out there, this animal is none other than the Tasmanian tiger, also known as a thylacine which was wiped off the map in 1936. This is possibly the most commonly sighted “extinct” animal to date which means that it most likely wasn’t extinct at all. We believe it was hunted to near extinction for risking people’s animals and taking up too much room that man wanted for himself. There have just been too many sightings in Tasmania as well as mainland Australia to think that this tiger doesn’t still exist. They may not have been scientifically confirmed but here’s to hoping that we didn’t really kill off yet another species.



#2 - A Wooly Mammoth

Back when man walked with giant mammoths, we were barely lighting fires and scratching our hairy chins. At least that’s what we believed before someone saw a huge elephant looking animal with long reddish brown hair and bigger tusks than had ever been seen on an elephant before crossing a river in Siberia. We suppose if a wooly mammoth population was to make it this long, they would be hiding in one of the coldest and most remote locations in the world. We’ve previously thought that they died out 3,500 years ago but this picture from the video that captured the mammoth says otherwise. The clip is only ten seconds long but that’s long enough to see that this really is something extinct, or a bear with a fish for dinner.


#1 - The Coelacanth

When something comes back from the dead, it really sends shock waves throughout the world turning everything we once thought we knew completely on its head. That’s exactly what happened when we managed to find the extinct coelacanth. Of course, it doesn’t look nearly as ugly as the fish in this image, but the coelacanth is not something that’s easy on the eyes. This ancient order of fish was thought to have died out during the end of the Cretaceous period. That’s more than 65 MILLION years ago. Since we were so absolutely convinced that these were fish of the past, you could image the world’s surprise when we found one swimming off the South African coast in 1938. These amazing beings are the oldest living jawed fish known to man and each can live up to 100 years and possibly even longer. Honestly, these fish are probably going to be adding homo sapiens to the list of extinct animals long before the fish themselves are named among the bunch.


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Post by Dragon on Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:29 am


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Lazarus Taxon": it sounds like the title of a Michael Crichton thriller, but it's actually a phrase used to describe species that were once believed to be long extinct, but have suddenly turned up, living and breathing, in a remote corner of the world.

It's not often that a living animal is discovered shortly after its own fossil. In 1977, a naturalist visiting the Mediterranean island of Majorca described a fossil toad, Baleaphryne muletensis; two years later, a small population of this amphibian, now called the Majorcan midwife toad, was discovered nearby.

While the Majorcan midwife toad is still kicking, it can't exactly be described as thriving; there are believed to be less than 500 breeding pairs in the wild, the result of centuries of predation by non-native wildlife introduced onto this small island by European settlers.

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Post by Dragon on Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:34 am



Majorcan Midwife Toad Calling

When threatened, the midwife toad inflates itself, filling itself with air so as to make it appear as large as possible. It may also rear up on all four limbs, raise its rump and stand in a threatening posture with its head down and eyes shut

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Post by Cloud on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:31 pm

Dragon wrote:

Majorcan Midwife Toad Calling

When threatened, the midwife toad inflates itself, filling itself with air so as to make it appear as large as possible. It may also rear up on all four limbs, raise its rump and stand in a threatening posture with its head down and eyes shut

Aww... those are adorable . I love his call. But you imagine being out in the wilderness and hearing that? that would be strange if you didn't know what it was :giggling:

Thanks for sharing
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