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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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Irish Elk Deer- The Irish Elk (not that close to the Elk- it's more of a Giant Deer) is the extinct king of the Cervidae family, with a ridiculously huge rack of antlers that defies description.

Irish Elk Deer- The Irish Elk (not that close to the Elk- it's more of a Giant Deer) is the extinct king of the Cervidae family, with a ridiculously huge rack of antlers that defies description.

Rocky Mountain Elk - Cold Springs - U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

Rocky Mountain Elk - Cold Springs - U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

Art illustration - Prehistoric Mammals - Megaloceros: Deer extinct genus have been found across Eurasia since the late Pliocene to the Pleistocene, they were very expanded herbivores during the ice ages. usually popularly it is known as "Irish elk" for the abundant findings of specimens preserved in the peat bogs of Ireland.

Art illustration - Prehistoric Mammals - Megaloceros: Deer extinct genus have been found across Eurasia since the late Pliocene to the Pleistocene, they were very expanded herbivores during the ice ages. usually popularly it is known as "Irish elk" for the abundant findings of specimens preserved in the peat bogs of Ireland.

An Irish Elk stands proudly in a dense forest.     The Irish Elk, a.k.a. Megaloceros giganteus, is a mammal that went extinct rather recently (about 8000 years ago). It was almost certainly hunted by early humans and is depicted in many cave paintings. Despite it's name, it was not exclusive to Ireland nor was it closely related to elks. Rather, it was species of deer that ranged throughout Europe and parts of Asia.

The Irish Elk

An Irish Elk stands proudly in a dense forest. The Irish Elk, a.k.a. Megaloceros giganteus, is a mammal that went extinct rather recently (about 8000 years ago). It was almost certainly hunted by early humans and is depicted in many cave paintings. Despite it's name, it was not exclusive to Ireland nor was it closely related to elks. Rather, it was species of deer that ranged throughout Europe and parts of Asia.

1900 BOELSCHE/HARDER CHROMOLITHOGRAPH Irish Elk, or Giant Deer #Realism

1900 BOELSCHE/HARDER CHROMOLITHOGRAPH Irish Elk, or Giant Deer #Realism

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