Extinct Animals You Would Like to See Resurrected


The Top Ten

1 Woolly Mammoth

Huge animal and it reminds me of mamoswine and ice age

I really want to see them again, they're my favorite extinct animal

Wolly mammoths could be coming back because scientists have found 10'000 year old blood from the icy carcass of a a female mammoth in Siberia. this could be used to clone the mammoths and bring them back to life.

Best extinct animal!

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2 Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly ...read more.

Nice but remember Jurassic park?

Jurassic park all over again

It's one of my favorite extinct animals but I don't think this would be a good idea

Yeah no. I would like smaller carnivorous dinosaurs back from extinction (with the largest carnivorous non-avian dinosaur being the Utahraptor and Dakotaraptor, so no larger carnivorous non-avian dinosaurs like T-Rex as they need a lot more meat than our modern carnivores and could kill off our native megafauna, so not a good idea). - DinoLover4242

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3 Megalodon Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. ...read more.

The shark that could destroy whaling boats with ease, with bulletproof skin, the mega shark the size of a sperm whale that could destroy a pack of (overrated) orcas. As from The Guardian, since people complain about humans wrecking the ocean, why not level the playing field with an 80 ton, shark that could swim faster than a speed boat

Why do you wanna see this animal resurrected? I mean yes it's cool looking but this prehistoric species of shark can eat you up whole. it is the biggest shark to have ever lived besides the whale shark.

Nobody likes surfers and dolphins are over rated.

Well just be areful where youngo than. Megalodon dis not prefer all waters.

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4 Saber-toothed Cat

I love these guys and they're my second favorite extinct animal (mammoth as first) but this wouldn't be a good idea... Especially because they live in North America and I don't want to be mauled by one

5 Dodo

Great idea! We will bring back the ones we have killed.


Bring back the damn dodo. The poor thing went extinct almost as quickly as it was discovered, becease it never ran away from us. Why?

It didn’t have to for ages! It evolved with no natural predators, so I would really like to se the bird get a second chance.

6 Tasmanian Tiger Tasmanian Tiger

As cool as it would be to have dinosaurs and mammoths back, I think that we need something less dangerous. The Tasmanian tiger, or as I like to call it, the thylacine, should certainly come back. The story of it's extinction is kind of a bummer. Plus, there's even the possibility that they're still around. Either way, I sure hope that the day of September 7, 1936 wasn't the last we've seen of the thylacine.

It be cool to have these blood thirsty beasts around, I kinda like em

Bring it back

There the most interesting looking mammals they look very uniuqe maybe one day some one will travel in time to bring on back

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7 Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154–153 million years ago.

If these dinosaurs came back, giraffes would finally have something to look up to.

These non-avian dinosaurs would make good zoo animals if they are/were brought back from extinction. - DinoLover4242

8 Triceratops Triceratops Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America.

Who cares about traffic, a Triceratops wouldn't. Stuck on the road with your Triceratops? Just charge through and laugh.

I think Triceratops should be resurrected back from extinction and would make a good candidate for domestication for meat and eggs, probably also for mounts (since they're large herbivores). Imagine seeing a farm full of Triceratops? :D - DinoLover4242

9 Baiji River Dolphin
10 Pliosaurus (Predator X)

Some say Pliosaurus is rumored to still be alive. remember the loch ness monster?

The Contenders

11 Moa

I'd like to see a relatively peaceful ostrich roaming New Zealand. They look like cool big birbs.

12 Auroch

Cool animal

13 Gigantopithecus Blacki

They're under-represented in the media and I think they should be brought back for research purposes.

14 Neanderthal
15 Irish Elk

I have never seen anything more elegant in my life. This is honestly one of the most majestic creatures to ever roam this planet. I can only pray that the decision to resurrect this beauty is made as soon as possible. It would be one of the easier ones to do and the thought of seeing a living one in my lifetime excites me greatly. Imagine seeing a giant deer with antlers over 12 feet wide and stands up at seven feet just at the shoulder. Truly a magnificent creature!

This was the largest deer to walk the earth until mankind hunted it to extinction. That was one huge deer with a one huge rack. Impressive!

Beautiful creatures

16 Ground Sloth
17 Passenger Pigeon

On September 1, 2014, it will be the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction. A century of empty skies. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

Actually, skies are not empty yet (because we still have other birds, bats, insects, and aircraft). - DinoLover4242


18 Caspian Tiger Caspian Tiger

It should of never went extinct. I’m so sorry to this creature for not helping it. Its not right to judge animals because of what they are.

19 Quetzalcoatlus Quetzalcoatlus

This flying reptile is so pterrifying but it would be majestic in the sky.

20 Homo Habilis
21 Allosaurus Allosaurus Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
22 Spinosaurus Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.
23 Carnotaurus Carnotaurus Carnotaurus, meaning "Meat eating Bull" in Ancient Greek, is a genus of abelisauridae theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now South America about 70 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period.

Carnotaurus is my favorite dinosaur, but I don't want to meet one due to the fact that it might've been very aggressive.

24 Cave Hyena
25 Nyctosaurus Nyctosaurus Nyctosaurus is a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur, the remains of which have been found in the Niobrara Formation of the mid-western United States, which, during the late Cretaceous Period, was covered in an extensive shallow sea.

A antlered crested pterosaur that lived by the prehistoric coast and sea.

26 Diprotodon
27 Pyrenean Ibex
28 Megatherium
29 Marsupial Lion

All the species of marsupial lion please

30 Opabinia
31 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
32 Australopithecus
33 Golden Toad
34 Heath Hen

Yes! Out of all the animals people are currently trying to resurrect, this makes the most sense to me. The only real reason they went extinct was because of over hunting, so they're habitat and niches are still there. Some other species I'd like to see come back include Huia, Bachman's Warbler, Gastric-Brooding Frog, and Pyrenean Ibex. Some I completely disagree with. How is the Woolly Mammoth number 1!?!? That's a horrible idea! They were killed a long time ago, and the climate has changed completely. Where would we put them, in a zoo? So people can gawk at them? There's just no place for Woolly Mammoths anymore. Other species, like the Baji River Dolphin and Ivory-billed Woodpecker, shouldn't be brought back because their habitat has been mostly destroyed, leaving nothing left for them...

35 Bachman's Warbler
36 American Mastodon

These shaggy-coated elephant-like beasts reminds of the woolly mammoth

37 Western Black Rhinoceros
38 Cave Bear
39 Deinonychus Deinonychus
40 Javan Tiger
41 Japanese Wolf
42 Sea Mink
43 Caribbean Monk Seal
44 Great Auk
45 Quagga
46 Bubal Hartebeest
47 Giant Short faced Bear
48 Haast's Eagle
49 Gastric-Brooding Frog
50 Doedicurus

Are you saying you don't want giant armadillos with mace tails

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