Servals live in the East African savanna.
Servals hunt at dawn and dusk. They have very good hearing which they use to find their prey. They usually hunt rodents but also eat reptiles, fish and birds.More >>
The thylacine is an believed-to-be-extinct marsupial that lived in Australia and surrounding areas. Its color was sandy yellowish-brown to grey. It had 15 - 20 stripes on its back from its shoulders to tail. Its head looked like a dog but its legs and tail were short. Its hair was also short. It had short ears as well.
Thylacines had large, powerful jaws that could open wider than wolves or dogs. They had 46 teeth.
The thylacine was a marsupial. Females had a back-opening pouch. They had up to 4 pups which stayed with the mother until half-grown.
Thylacines were carnivorous and ate kangaroos, other marsupials, small rodents and birds. They also ate sheep and poultry that were introduced from Europe.
They lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tasmania. Its last known location is Tasmania where it has not been seen since the 1950's so it is believed to be extinct. Still, some people believe it still exists in very small numbers.
It is not known why their population declined, however it is most likely due to hunting by humans and the introduction of dogs and competition with the dingo.
Photos and even video exist of the thylacine from the early 1900's. These along with bones, skins and fossils are the only known proof of their existence.More >>
Steller's Sea Cow is an extinct sea mammal. It was related to the manatee and dugongs but was much larger. They grew up to 7.9 meters (25.9 ft) long and weighed up to three tons. It looked like a seal but had two stout forelimbs instead of flippers and a tail like a whale. It's skin was black and thick and its head was very small compared to its body. It had no teeth, but did have two flat white bones. The sea cow was reported to be tame and ate kelp and algae.
It used to live in the Bering Sea and was discovered in the Commander Islands in 1741 by the German naturalist Georg Steller. Fossil records show that they used to live as far South as California and Japan.
Steller's Sea Cow was hunted to extinction by humans by 1768. Although, when discovered by Stellar it is believed that there were only 1500 left. Some speculate that the loss of their algae food source contributed to their extinction.
There are no photos of the sea cow, only drawings, fossils and bones are proof of their existance.
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