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.

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

don't ask - xTzThaeen

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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

I wish I was borin in the 1900s so I could see one of these babies in person. They're just so cute. - Powerfulgirl10

7 Baiji River Dolphin
8 Pliosaurus (Predator X)

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

9 Moa

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

10 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

The Newcomers

? Diprotodon
? Gastric-Brooding Frog

The Contenders

11 Auroch

Cool animal

12 Neanderthal
13 Ground Sloth
14 Gigantopithecus Blacki
15 Passenger Pigeon

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


16 Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus

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

17 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.

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

18 Allosaurus Allosaurus Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
19 Caspian Tiger Caspian Tiger
20 Homo Habilis
21 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.

22 Cave Hyena
23 Pyrenean Ibex
24 Megatherium
25 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
26 Australopithecus
27 Golden Toad
28 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...

29 Bachman's Warbler
30 American Mastodon

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

31 Western Black Rhinoceros
32 Cave Bear
33 Nyctosaurus

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

34 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.
35 Deinonychus Deinonychus
36 Javan Tiger
37 Japanese Wolf
38 Sea Mink
39 Caribbean Monk Seal
40 Great Auk
41 Quagga
42 Bubal Hartebeest
43 Giant Short faced Bear
44 Haast's Eagle
45 Marsupial Lion
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