According to new research, biodiversity across much of Earth has dropped below safe levels. Here are some of the species we've lost this century. http://futurism.com/images/animals-that-went-extinct-in-the-21st-century-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=Animals%20That%20Went%20Extinct%20In%20The%2021st%20Century%20%5BInfographic%5D

Biodiversity across much of Earth has dropped below safe levels due this to human activity. Here are some of the species we've lost this century. We must take immediate action to combat this trend of biodiversity loss.

extinct animals: Irish Deer: the largest deer that ever lived (extinct about 7,700 years ago) [Wiki - Photo: (c) The Field Museum, CK1T]

10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals

extinct animals: Irish Deer: the largest deer that ever lived (extinct about years ago) [Wiki - Photo: (c) The Field Museum, giant deer/bear!

Thylacine: the Tasmanian Tiger (extinct since 1936) won't lie that thing is a tad scary...probably shouldn't have put it under How cute!

10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals

20 animals that you probably don't know exist, that are likely to become extinct before you die

20 animals that you probably don't know exist, that are likely to become extinct before you die

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Paraceratherium, AKA one of my favourite extinct animals.

Paraceratherium is an extinct genus of gigantic hornless rhinoc-eros-like mammals endemic to Eurasia & Asia during the Oligocene epoch. It is regarded as the largest land mammal known, w/the largest species having an estimated mean adult mass of 12 tons.

The extinct Dodo bird. Even though the rareness of the Dodo was reported already in the 17th century, its extinction was not recognised until the 19th century. This was partly because, for religious reasons, extinction was not believed possible until later proved so by Georges Cuvier, and partly because many scientists doubted that the Dodo had ever existed. Like many animals that evolved in isolation from significant predators, the Dodo was entirely fearless of humans.

The extinct Dodo bird. - The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Extinct Animals

Top 10 Most Beautiful Extinct Animals

Top 10 Most Beautiful Extinct Animals - The tale of ten species that succumbed to anthropogenic extinction as a result of hunting or habitat destruction.

Amazing Extinct Animals 8 Great Auk 1852

Extinct: Great Auk: These auks were flightless penguins from the Atlantic. They were one of the largest auks standing about inches high. They had white and glossy black feathers, and were once seen in huge numbers in the northern frigid areas.

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