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Mummified Thylacine Head

A few nice extinct animals images I found:


Mummified Thylacine Head
extinct animals
Image by Kaptain Kobold
4,000 years old. National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

"The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was a large carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. Locally, it is known as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf, and colloquially the Tassie ("tazzy") Tiger or simply the Tiger. Although it is only one of many Australian mammals to have become extinct following European settlement of the continent, it is the largest and by far the most famous."

More at the Thylacine Wikipedia entry

(That's my camera reflected in the glass of the case.)


Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah)
extinct animals
Image by warriorwoman531
The scimitar or scimitar-horned oryx, (Oryx dammah) is a species of oryx which formerly inhabited the whole of North Africa. It is now extinct in the wild. Where once they occupied the whole Sahara Desert, they are now considered to be extinct in the wild, with no confirmed sightings in the wild for over 15 years. They are now only found and bred in zoos across the world.

Photographed at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA


Howling Red Wolf (Canis rufus)
extinct animals
Image by warriorwoman531
The Red Wolf (Canis rufus) is a North American canid that became became extinct in the wild by 1980. In 1987, there was a reintroduction in northeastern North Carolina through a captive breeding program and the animals are considered to be successfully breeding in the wild. The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL is one of only a few zoos in North America with successful breeding red wolves with litters twice in the past two years. There are now approximately 110 - 130 red wolves in the wild in North Carolina. Litters from the zoo are eventually released into the wild.

The Red Wolf has a coat that is long and coarse; mostly brown and buff colored on the upper part of the body with some black along the backs. Muzzle long; nose pad wide and black; ears rufous; legs long; tail long, bushy, black tipped. Body is intermediate in size between the gray wolf and the coyote.

Photographed at the Miller Park Zoo

 
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