Top 10 Extinct Animals That Might Still Be Alive


How’s it going on YouTube? I’m your host Landon Dowlatsingh and welcome
back to another most amazing video. Before we get started I wanted to remind you
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because I will be replying to some of your comments. There have been millions of species that have
gone extinct over the course of Earth’s lifetime. In fact, scientists estimate that 150-200
species of plant, insect, bird, and mammals become extinct every 24 hours. This just sounds insane to me. However, some of these species that we originally
thought went extinct, might still be alive today. So, let’s take a look at the top 10 extinct
animals that might still be alive. Starting things off in at number 10 we have
the megatherium. This animal was also known as the giant ground
sloth and they were one of the largest terrestrial animals that ever lived on this planet. They measured in at 20 feet in length but
they were a slow-moving herbivore so humans didn’t really fear this creature. Early humans in South America hunted this
massive creature to its extinction ten thousand years ago, or did they? In the deep jungles of South America, there
are so many tales about a terrifying creature who stands at 10 feet tall, has enormous backward
facing claws and thick brown fur. All of these characteristics are consistent
with the Megatherium’s description. So maybe these aren’t just stories. Next up in at number 9, we have the Mastodon. These hairy creatures are prehistoric relatives
of the modern elephant. Mastodon’s had tusks, floppy ears and a
long nose which is very similar to the elephant. Mastodon’s appeared on Earth about 27 million
to 30 million years ago, primarily in North and Central America. They typically stayed in the woodlands areas
or around valleys and swamps. They apparently went extinct about 10,000
years ago and most of the theories say that they went extinct because a lot of scientists
believe that the Earth warmed up too quickly from the ice age for the Mastodon to adapt
or that humans hunted them to extinction. So although they went extinct so long ago,
a man named David Ingram described seeing creatures twice the size of a horse, hairy
and in the shape of an elephant. He accurately described what a mastodon would
look like and he said he saw them while he was traveling to the United States. There are even other people claiming to have
spotted these creatures in modern times. Next up in at number 8 we have the Japanese
Wolf. Japan used to have two species of wolves that
used to live on the islands. Biologists consider the Japanese wolf to be
extinct, however; there are a ton of rumors circulating of people seeing them in the wild
regions of Japan. These two wolf species became extinct in the
late 1800s and early 1900s due to rabies, loss of habitat and hunting by humans. Despite their extinction, a Japanese wolf
was sighting in 1910 and then in the 1930s and again in the 1950s. If that wasn’t enough to convince you that
these creatures are still alive today, there have been a ton of sightings in the 1990s. Skeptics believe that people are mistaking
a hybrid wolf-dog for the Japanese wolf. That’s definitely possible, but what if
the Japanese wolf was still alive? Pouncing in at number 7 we have the Javan
tiger. They are a relatively small tiger that is
as tall as a great Dane. On the island of Java in Indonesia, this was
the home of the Javan tiger but as humans occupied more and more of the island, the
Javan Tiger was forced to move to the uninhabitable parts of the island. They were hunted by the humans so that they
could make more room for farming and unfortunately by the time the government stepped in to preserve
this species, the tiger was already too far gone. However, many locals have spotted Javan tiger
claw marks and footprints and they could still be alive because they are excellent at hiding
and avoiding humans. Also, in 1995 a Javan forester discovered
a large group of these tigers still living on the island. These sightings continued into the early 2000s
and people are still finding evidence that this species still exists today. Swimming into number 6 we are talking about
the plesiosaurus. This is apparently an extinct marine reptile
who lived approximately 135 million years ago in the Jurassic period. They have long necks, thin bodies, wide flippers
and small heads. They had very sharp teeth and incredibly strong
jaws so they were able to feed on any fish that came in their path. Creatures matching this description have been
spotted all over the world in lakes and oceans. A lot of people believe that this animal exists
and people are just calling it the loch ness monster. It is actually possible that these animals
survived and they are just living in the depths of the ocean where humans are unable to explore. If the plesiosaurus still exists today, that
would also explain why people have reported seeing sea dragons from around the world. The Tasmanian tiger leaps onto this list in
at number 5. This species is also known as the thylacine
and they were a timid and nocturnal creature who was considered to be a major pest and
a dangerous threat to livestock. They looked similar to a medium or large dog
except they had a stiff tail and an abdominal pouch like a kangaroo. The government set up a bounty system between
1888-1909 in order to get rid of this species. So, people went all over Australia, killing
the Tasmanian tiger and they officially went extinct in 1936. Or did they? Since its extinction, there have been many
sightings of the Tasmanian tiger in Tasmania and Australia. It has been spotted so many times that a lot
of people really believe that the Tasmanian tiger still exists today. Here is a clip that was taken in 1973 proving
that these animals might still be alive. Marching into number 4 The Woolly Mammoth. These creatures were closely related to the
Asian elephants. Woolly Mammoths look a lot like them except
for a couple major differences. They were covered with a thick coat of brown
hair to keep them warm in the frigid weather. Even though Woolly mammoths went extinct around
10,000 years ago, we have a lot of information about them because the permafrost in the Arctic
preserved their bodies and left them in almost perfect condition. But what if I told you that these giant creatures
might still be roaming the earth. There are a lot of people who have claimed
that they saw a Woolly Mammoth in modern times. In the late 1940’s frozen mammoths were
discovered with fresh meat still in their mouths. And every once in a while, there are stories
all over the internet of people claiming that they’ve seen an elephant creature with thick
fur. Take a look at this video. A man filmed what appears to be a woolly mammoth
in Siberia. So, what do you guys think, did the woolly
mammoth go extinct four thousand years ago? Or could they still be alive? The Baiji dolphin comes onto this list in
at number 3. The Baiji dolphin or the Chinese river dolphin
is the first dolphin to be declared extinct in modern times. This is just incredibly sad. It is the first large mammal species in 50
years to have gone extinct and it was solely due to mankind. This animal was declared extinct in December
2006 due to harmful fishing practices such as the use of gill nets, rolling hooks or
electrical stunning. There were efforts put in place to save this
species but none of them apparently worked. But even though they are thought to be extinct,
a Baiji was spotted in 2007 by a team of researchers. Unfortunately, there was only that one sighting
since its extinction but it is possible that these dolphins are still alive today. Stepping into this list in at number 2 we
have the mysterious Big Foot. Otherwise known as the Gigantopithecus, their
fossils indicate that they were the largest known primates that ever lived. They stood at a height of 3m or 9.8ft and
they weighed as much as 540-600kg or 1320lbs. However, scientists almost know nothing about
this mysterious ape. The first piece of evidence that this ape
existed was discovered by a German paleontologist who found a large molar. It was dubbed as a dragon tooth. For years, this was the only trace of this
ape but since then, researchers have found dozens of teeth and a few partial jaws of
the gigantopithecus. It is believed that this giant creature went
extinct because the forest shrank and they weren’t able to find enough food to survive
and reproduce. But some people believe that the gigantopithecus
survived and evolved into Big Foot. The two creatures look very similar and there
have been many people reporting that they have seen this mysterious creature. Topping this list in at number 1 we have the
mighty Megalodon. This species of shark was the largest to have
ever lived. Paleontologists believe that the megalodon
was capable of growing up to at least 52 feet which is three times as long as the longest
great white shark. No one knows for sure what the megalodon looked
like because all that remains from this prehistoric monster are some teeth and a few vertebrae
but paleontologists are able to make a very educated guess. Originally, the megalodon was believed to
be wiped out by global warming, however; there have been many sightings all of the worlds
by fisherman and sailors who have claimed to see large sharks that couldn’t be a great
white. There was also a fossil of a megalodon tooth
found deep in the ocean which means that they might be living in the deep sea and occasionally
coming up to the surface. After all, there is still 95% of the world’s
ocean that hasn’t been explored. All I know for sure is that I would never
want to have an encounter with one of these beasts. Well, there you guys have it…

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Extinct Animals That Might Still Be Alive

  1. Some people thinks if creators like the Kraken and The Megalodon is still alive they might maybe live in the Mariana Trensh deeeeeeep down. Where we can't reach them🤔. Thank God for that!😱.

  2. Video of Mammoth is probably a Brown Bear holding a salmon in it's mouth and Tasmanian Tiger video just looks like a fox to me but I may be wrong

  3. Why is it, whenever the host screws up, the first thing I do is come to the comments to see if someone else noticed?

  4. The longest great white ever recordes is 23 feet. 52÷3 is a lot smaller than 23 feet. Plus the Megalodon grew anywhere from 62 feet to 90 feet. Fossils of its teeth display that info.

  5. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/megalodon-extinct-great-white-shark/

    Don't throw me that global warming line man. >.>;

  6. I'm 16 and I'm going user water all the 3000 feet down and I'll still go lower then that only 5% of the sea been discovered

  7. None of this info makes since I believe some of it but how was that one fish thing alive 150 sum years ago in the jurassic period if that was 0.2 million

  8. Let’s say the longest great white is 18ft which isn’t its bigger multiply that by 3 that’s 54 not 52 so get ur facts straight

  9. Yay the Japanese wolf is alive! I remember being at the zoo and seeing the plaque that said they were extinct, I remember being devastated, but now I'm so relieved! In case you didn't know I love wolves! I'm getting a pet wolf when I get my own house 🙃

  10. They didn't even include a frilled Shark, these people's videos are getting worse and worse. I'm grubbing (next video) Top 10 people that unsubbed to us.

  11. DON'T PRESS IT

    u pressed it now u will have good luck for 20 years
    Ur welcome

    PS .I might die from these animals

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