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Top 10 Exᴛɪɴᴄᴛ Animals That Are Coming Back To Life

The cycle of ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛion of species on earth has been going on for thousands of years. Our earth has faced nearly 5 mass ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛions and hundreds and thousands of minor ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛions of species. We don’t know the future of humans or other animals but we know the past of ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ animals. Below we have discussed some of the ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ animals that Scientists are preparing to bring back to life.

1. The Neanderthal

One of the most logical reasons to bring Neanderthals back to life is beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ they are considered the subspecies of modern humans; And bringing them back to life will help us in understanding how life began. It is the easiest task to bring them back to life as mentioned above beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ scientists already have the map of their DNA and we are pretty sure to taste a guaranteed success.

2. The Siberian Unicorn

Don’t compare this to the unicorn mentioned in our comics, movies and our fairy tales beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ this creature just has a horn coming out of its sᴋᴜʟʟ. Sorry to disappoint but it is technically a unicorn, which means technically, quite funny. Scientists believed that this creature went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ 39,000 years ago. But researchers have found ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs of this creature in Siberia that are just 29,000 years ago and there is still a hope to bring the creature back to life.

3. The Baiji River Dolphin

This ᴘᴏᴏʀ creature just went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ in 2006 and became the first animal to go ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ due to the negative effects of human activities. Since the species went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ just a few years ago, there are great DNA samples and a good chance of success to bring the creature back to life. There will still be a question of whether there will be a home for these dolphins to live? Beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ their home The Yangtze River is extremely ᴘᴏʟʟᴜᴛed due to negative impact of human activities. We all hope to see the dolphins back to life and try to make the Yangtze River fresh and clean for their living.

4. The Irish Elk

The Irish Elk, also known as the “Giant Deer”. It was one of the animals that didn’t manage to survive after the Ice Age. The Irish Elk ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ just 12,000 years ago but researchers have found fᴏssɪʟs of this animal in Siberia that are only 7000-8000 years ago and The Irish Elk can be brought back with help of its DNA and these creatures were 7 feet tall at the shoulder and the antlers could extend upto 12 feet tall. The Irish Elk lived in the north and it’s preserved ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs have already been found in the melting permafrost. This creature would be a great animal to see if brought back to life.

5. Woolly Rhinoceros

Besides the Woolly Mammoth there is one more ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ fluffy creature the ‘Woolly Rhinoceros‘. These rhinoceros live in the Arctic Sea and became ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ just 10,000 years ago pretty recently in technical terms. The Woolly Rhinoceros is quite famous in history and appears in the cave ᴘᴀɪɴtings of “The Fʀᴇɴᴄʜ Chaucer Pont- D’ARC Cave”. Some scientists say that Woolly Rhinoceros have a great chance to be reborn just like mammoths. Beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ some Woolly Rhinoceros were ᴛʀᴀᴘped in Ince and their DNA is safe and we can bring them back.

6. Tʜᴇ Dᴏᴅᴏ

Dodo was a flightless bird. The last Dodo bird was ᴋɪʟʟed in 1681, and the species was declared ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ. The Indian Ocean was a home to hundreds of flightless bird species and Dodo was one of the most famous. The main reason for the ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛion of these bird species was the arrival of humans on Indian Ocean Islands. Humans ᴋɪʟʟed all Dodo’s without knowing the fact that they can never be brought back and ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ one day. But scientists says that Dodo can be brought back; Just after collecting some more DNA of Dodo and implant them in their closest relatives, pigeons. Dodo was 3 feet tall and weighed around 39 pounds.

7. The Ground Sloth

Don’t think that they are similar to today’s Tree Sloths. They’re similar but not totally beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ the ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ Ground Sloth has a giant size like a bear. The Ground Sloth was ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ around 12,000 years ago. And due to this it is difficult to find DNA of ground sloths. But some sloth fᴏssɪʟs were found digged in Ice and scientists have got some DNA and the good point is that cells are active after experiments. Today’s sloth shares many similarities and hence their DNA and ground sloths DNA can be used to reborn the Ground Sloth. I am really excited to see a Bear Size Ground Sloth.

8. The Moa

Moa was a group of nine species of flightless birds of New Zealand. The Moa’s went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ nearly 500 years ago. Some species of Moa were as long as 3.6 m long and some species were as long as a Turkey. The Moa looks very similar to the Ostrich but differs in size. The average weight of a Moa is around 250 kg and it is much heavier than an Ostrich. Some reports say that larger Moa species may have went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ by the end of the 17th century and small species might have become ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ in the 19th century. The closest animal to Moa is tinamous and we might see Moa soon in New Zealand and they are really sweet and calm animals.

9. Saber Toothed Tiger

Lions are known as the “King of the Jungle” but nearly 10,000 years ago Saber Toothed Tiger was the king. They were large animals with an approxiᴍᴀᴛᴇ weight of 160-280 KG. One of the main reasons for the ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛion of Saber Toothed Tiger was cliᴍᴀᴛᴇ change. As the ice age was at its end many animals and species started ᴅʏɪɴɢ. And due to shortage of food and intense cliᴍᴀᴛᴇ Saber Toothed Tiger went ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ. If we compare them with today’s tigers and lions then there is only “one in a million chance” that they can defeat Saber Toothed Tiger. Many researchers say it is not safe to reborn these types of animals beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ they can be a ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ for today’s animals and even humans.

10. The Woolly Mammoth

The Woolly Mammoth were a species of elephants that lived during the Pleistocene and became ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛ during the Holocene Epoch nearly 10,500 years ago. Not all Mammoth species were Exᴛɪɴᴄᴛ during this period. Some were ᴛʀᴀᴘped in islands and ᴅɪᴇd later on due to rise in sea level nearly 4000 years ago. Asian Elephant is the closest relative to the mammoths. Some mammoths were ᴛʀᴀᴘped in Ice and their fᴏssɪʟs ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴed unᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏed and scientists are trying to bring The Woolly Mammoth back to life with the help of DNA from these fᴏssɪʟs and hopefully we will see the Woolly Mammoths alive soon.

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