Extinct Animals of Ancient History

The animals who have now sadly been lost to us in modern times, but were encountered by the ancient people of the old world, be it the Romans, Greeks, or Chinese.
Now, there are some animals which I left out of the video due to time constraints, who I will link to here:
Tarpan, or wild horse: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarpan
Japanese wolf: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanes...
Caspian Tiger: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian...
Vuay Robustus, the Madagascan Horned Crocodile: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voay
Comment about others I missed so I can add them to this list!
Wikipedia Articles for the animals if you want to learn more about them:
Lion: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion
Asiatic Lion: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic...
Syrian Elephant: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_...
Ancient Chinese Elephants: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephan...
Atlas Bear: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_bear
Auroch: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs
Sources Used:
brilliantmaps.com/distributio...
gambassa.com/public/project/27... www.neversuchinnocence.com/su...
www.sciencedirect.com/science...
www.thoughtco.com/auroch-1093172
rewildingeurope.com/rewilding...
(Non royalty free) Videos used:
Note: All videos should presumably fall under fair use, as not only is a small fraction of the video used, but my video and the means I use these videos falls under education.
Highland Cattle Fight: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHNKA...
Other Websites used:
Where that awesome Surus model came from: www.puttyandpaint.com/project...
Other picture of Surus: www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/32207...
Atlas Bear Pictures (couldn’t find exactly where they came from) www.extinctanimals.org/atlas-...

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  1. Maarten

    Maarten

    11 ай бұрын

    i absolutely mourn the loss of dodos the most. they were such peaceful and timid creatures, having known no predators before humans, and i believe they wouldve been amazing companions. especially when you look at their only living relatives, the pigeon, and how incredibly sweet and friendly they can be. instead their timidness were taken advantage of and they were hunted for their, supposedly not even well tasting, meat. a shame.

    • The Confessor

      The Confessor

      3 сағат бұрын

      @Matthew Hiatt Can't we just blame all of humanity's flaws on mental health? Blaming it on the universe seems kinda shabby, I think we're better off going with mental health, especially since no one already knows anything at all about anything within, so they're less inclined to refute.

    • The Confessor

      The Confessor

      3 сағат бұрын

      @Milthy nah that's false

    • The Confessor

      The Confessor

      3 сағат бұрын

      @herzkine this man is trying to flex on youtube 💀💀

    • The Confessor

      The Confessor

      3 сағат бұрын

      @McToils I do, everyone does, and you're contradicting yourself, if someone is dumber than you then you already think lesser of them because of that, to what degree may vary, but regardless, you're wrong.

    • The Confessor

      The Confessor

      3 сағат бұрын

      @Wolfgang You need help 😂😂😂

  2. Karolina M

    Karolina M

    9 ай бұрын

    The Barbary Lions were most revered by the Romans. It’s the largest of all lions with mane that goes down to it’s belly. It’s no wonder that this beautiful species is now extinct in the wild. There are only handful of them left in about 80 zoos worldwide and although they are being bred again, experts don’t want to take the risk of introducing them to the wild just yet for fear of poachers.

    • Curly Fry

      Curly Fry

      4 күн бұрын

      @Starspark Studios Because I like tigers but not lions, it's as simple as that.

    • Starspark Studios

      Starspark Studios

      4 күн бұрын

      @Curly Fry why not both? Both are incredibly and i mean INCREDIBLY important to their ecosystem, being the apex predators of their respective regions

    • Karolina M

      Karolina M

      4 күн бұрын

      @Curly Fry no 🦁👑

    • Curly Fry

      Curly Fry

      4 күн бұрын

      Let lions go extinct and let's save tigers instead. 🐯🐯🐯

    • Simma Down Na

      Simma Down Na

      5 күн бұрын

      @Honda Mazda the last one recorded in the wild was shot in 1942 in Morroco. Why do people spread info before fact checking themselves?

  3. mrkisukes

    mrkisukes

    7 ай бұрын

    Another tragic loss is that of the ezo wolves of Hokkaido, Japan. They were hunted to extinction during the Meiji restoration due to the Japanese wanting to protect their recently imported cattle.

    • Notpoggamer

      Notpoggamer

      14 күн бұрын

      @Abdul Gabagool the ezo wolves didn’t provide a threat to people unless they were starving, they were rarely starving as there was an abundance of deer for the wolves to hunt. The wolves were killed because they competed with hunters trying to hunt deer.

    • Big_Sk4ian42

      Big_Sk4ian42

      19 күн бұрын

      @Abdul Gabagool tell me you know nothing about ecology without telling me you know nothing about ecology

    • HolyPastrami

      HolyPastrami

      21 күн бұрын

      @1CE I have never heard anyone complain about it. Also, the wolf is being reintroduced all over Germany. And sure, people are worried about the fact that we are bringing back predators that have the reputation to attack humans, and yes, farmers always get angry when a wolf attacks one of their cattle, but guess what, foxes also kill chickens, yet we havn't wiped them out and told hunters to take care of the rabbit population.

    • 1CE

      1CE

      21 күн бұрын

      @HolyPastrami You know I’m making a point for America right? Ya America hunts and reintroduced predators. Same can’t be said of Europe. How many sh**libs counter hunting? Europe even in it’s right is very left leaning. Once you hear a story of how a wolf got shot after mauling someone’s cattle watch how absolutely ignorant the masses will be between the relationships of man and nature

    • HolyPastrami

      HolyPastrami

      22 күн бұрын

      @1CE Firstofall, way to make a first impression. Secondly, i have never met anyone who opposes humans hunting animals to keep the ecosystem in balance. Third, who reintroduced the grey wolf to their national parks? The US or the EU?

  4. W. Bobble

    W. Bobble

    9 ай бұрын

    I read the wooly mammoth may have existed in isolated areas long after the great extinction 10-12 thousand years ago. On the Alaskan island of Nunivak some remains were found that were dated to the time of Christ. They were much smaller however than their Pleistocene forebears.

    • AbsoluteZeroChill

      AbsoluteZeroChill

      7 күн бұрын

      @Don like 2,000 years ago.

    • MACABRE L.A.

      MACABRE L.A.

      2 ай бұрын

      yeah pygmy mammoths survived til about 10,000 years ago.

    • Corey In The House

      Corey In The House

      3 ай бұрын

      Places like Minnesota?

    • Don

      Don

      5 ай бұрын

      source of it being dated to the time of christ?

    • Eljan Rimsa

      Eljan Rimsa

      9 ай бұрын

      He mentioned the ancient Egyptians which I think is an ironic nod to the last surviving population on Wrangel Island 4000 years ago.

  5. dalellll

    dalellll

    2 ай бұрын

    The Maori actually have stories about the 'haast eagle', and i read a paper a few years ago comparing the way the animal is coloured in stories from all over, and they find it consistent, as if the oral traditions are faithfully recording it and not drifting anywhere near as much as people would assume. Also some of the stories are about the eagles taking children, which is terrifying.

    • Daniel Awesome

      Daniel Awesome

      15 күн бұрын

      @Jack Sprat bruh💀

    • The Truth Channel

      The Truth Channel

      17 күн бұрын

      @Tis'ButAScratch Ya thats why the early Popes tried to claim an 'oral history' that could trace them back to the Apostles. Problem with that was there just wasn't one. So when that didn't pan out they moved to plan B. where they forged the Book of Popes.

    • Ceri John

      Ceri John

      19 күн бұрын

      @Jack Sprat omfg

    • Jack Sprat

      Jack Sprat

      23 күн бұрын

      Some eagles still try to take children, they just don't get very far because they're not as big as they used to be. You can find the vids on YT.

    • Iuunit o

      Iuunit o

      24 күн бұрын

      I fact-checked myself it's golden eagles that pick up kids maybe hawks do to I swear I've seen a viral video awhile ago about that but it might've been a golden eagle

  6. Michael Miller

    Michael Miller

    Жыл бұрын

    In ancient times, very, very few people travelled more than 20 miles from their birthplace. There were some high-end soldiers that travelled far, but even during the Roman Empire, the Roman soldiers posted in areas far from Rome were often the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Roman soldiers who made the journey from Rome. That said, can you imagine the looks on the faces of the Roman City guards when Hannibal shows up riding a huge grey horse with a snake for a nose and two giant swords coming out of its face?

    • Hagane no Gijutsushi

      Hagane no Gijutsushi

      5 күн бұрын

      @maniacram the point isn't mistaking them, but if all you've seen as riding animals is horses, you'd probably call an elephant something like "big horse" purely by analogy. Heck, for reasons I can't comprehend, whoever named hippopotamuses actually did this: in Greek, the name means "river horse".

    • Mark Campbell's

      Mark Campbell's

      6 күн бұрын

      The Romans fought elephants before Hannibal. It was king Pyhrus of Epirus who first took them to Italy at the battle of Tarentum.

    • Kell Harris

      Kell Harris

      23 күн бұрын

      That isn't as true as we once thought. There were many migrating tribes and people that moved all over. Then there was trade and merchants. The silk road in China etc...

    • Cody Adams

      Cody Adams

      Ай бұрын

      @JayofLegend the gladiatorial games.

    • Cody Adams

      Cody Adams

      Ай бұрын

      The Roman’s knew about elephants already.

  7. YamatoFukkatsu

    YamatoFukkatsu

    8 ай бұрын

    For the last several years, I've been following the conservation efforts of the giant softshell turtle. Believed to have played a role in Asian mythology, these creatures are currently teetering on the very edge of extinction, with the only known specimens being at a number you could count on one hand. It'll be quite sad if they go, though thankfully there is still some hope for them. The last captive female died in 2019, after years of unsuccessful breeding attempts. It was looking rough, but then a wild female managed to be discovered a year later. There's no telling if there're any more wild specimens out there, or if they just got really lucky on this one, but here's hoping that the conservation efforts manage to see more success now that she's here.

    • Kane

      Kane

      27 күн бұрын

      Hopefully the Yangtze giant softshell turtle pulls through, although the odds are slim to none.

    • Talisi Kid

      Talisi Kid

      2 ай бұрын

      Truly sad to hear this. Hope they can be saved.

    • Rystefn

      Rystefn

      5 ай бұрын

      One female? They're already dead. No breeding program could save them. At most, you get a few generations of horrible inbred turtles before the end.

  8. Nirot AnaxamandBear

    Nirot AnaxamandBear

    6 ай бұрын

    A couple years back I went through all the old Roman art I could find looking for anomalous animals. I found two depictions of uniquely patterned big cats with strange shaped heads. I believe them to be some kind of sabertooth. I also found one mosaic of straight tusked elephants. Though these were the pygmy type said to have been found on some islands in the Mediterranean, but supposedly went extinct before Rome existed. I noticed them because they were smaller than the humans in the image, and yet they had fully formed straight tusks, and small ears.

    • Mon Ember

      Mon Ember

      20 күн бұрын

      @Lakshya D the earth isn't that old. Scientists are starting to tell the truth.

    • Nirot AnaxamandBear

      Nirot AnaxamandBear

      3 ай бұрын

      @Shark Quark I found them on Instagram after spending several hours looking through mosaics. Unfortunately I lost many interesting images I found at that time, and I only have a couple screenshots of one of the sabertooth type cats. I no longer use IG, but it shouldn't be impossible to find them again.

    • Shark Quark

      Shark Quark

      3 ай бұрын

      Could you maybe share what depictions these were and where you found them? I’m interested in reading a bit further into it. Maybe you even made a big discovery, ever thought of messaging an archeological or paleontological museum?

    • Lakshya D

      Lakshya D

      4 ай бұрын

      it's crazy to think about the different, weird kinds of animals our ancestors might've seen that we will never know about (maybe because they were not represented in art). hell, it also boggles my mind about the extremely old civilizations we don't know about yet, simply because we haven't found any proof. maybe a civilization that existed 30,000 years ago, even before that? it's crazy because we can't deny it

  9. Madama

    Madama

    7 ай бұрын

    One zoo in Europe (Chester, England) has a small pride of Asiatic lions and i've been to see them, theyre absolutely stunning animals. Despite them being much smaller than what you imagine a lion to be, seeing the male with his extremely dark mane and bright eyes was so striking

    • Srikanth A

      Srikanth A

      4 күн бұрын

      Come to india you can see Asiatic lions for real not in zoo but in wild ( Gir Forest, Gujarat, India)

    • Madama

      Madama

      4 күн бұрын

      @J. Wolf if thats what you need to tell youself to justify not trying so be it.

    • J. Wolf

      J. Wolf

      4 күн бұрын

      Again. Humans are horrible creatures no matter how much we try to make up for it

    • Madama

      Madama

      4 күн бұрын

      @J. Wolf if you think zoos are cruel you should visit a real zoo. Sure its not the wild but many of the animals in zoos arent capable of living there either due to being too friendly to humans or because they are disabled, and most are well cared for, stimulated and happy. Zoos do more for education and breeding population than they are given credit for and most zookepers are highly knowledgeable about the animals they care for. If it were not for zoos we simply wouldnt have the knowledge and cures for zoonotic diseases that we do have. The zoo I mention in the above comment were the worlds first to find a cure for a 100% fatal elephant disease similar to herpes. Those animals would die without the hardwork the zoo put into caring for them.

    • J. Wolf

      J. Wolf

      4 күн бұрын

      Zoos are cruel. But less cruel than being hunted to extinction in the wild. Humans are horrible creatures

  10. Green Fog

    Green Fog

    10 ай бұрын

    This was an utterly fascinating topic. Your style of sprinkling in some (but not too much) humor is great. I'm glad to see that your channel is gaining subscribers, you really deserve it!

  11. KenoxProductions

    KenoxProductions

    Жыл бұрын

    Imagine being an average villager in Italy during Roman times and seeing soldiers riding elephants...

    • Faint Fiction

      Faint Fiction

      2 күн бұрын

      The romans weren't barbarians though

    • Lonely Traveller

      Lonely Traveller

      2 күн бұрын

      Come to india.. elephants r pets🤣🤣

    • _BML BG

      _BML BG

      7 күн бұрын

      Dude roman soldiers didn't rode elephants

    • Gute Wasser

      Gute Wasser

      27 күн бұрын

      @Douglas Bubbletrousers i see what you did there.

    • Wednesday's Child

      Wednesday's Child

      Ай бұрын

      They went right by where my mom's village is located today

  12. Toxtom828

    Toxtom828

    6 ай бұрын

    Aurochs were actually under the protection of the Polish rulers back in the day. While their numbers systematically dwindled, concious effort was made to preserve the species back in the medieval period. Beginning with Jagiełło II, the aurochs were under the protection of the king, later after the kings death, his dynasty kept this tradition, eventually, even the Waza dynasty protected the animals. At some point, a group of foresters, alongside their families were relocated to a village next to Jaktorów forest, where the last remaining aurochs were living. They were given land, free of obligations to the king, and their only job was to protect the aurochs, keep track of their numbers, prevent farmers from destroying their habitat, and make sure that poachers don't kill the animals. They were also tasked with giving the information about the number of animals to a local official. Moreover, people were also reminded to keep the other types of cattle away from the aurochs, as it was believed that aurochs need their own space to thrive, and for their numbers to stop dwindling. Sadly, even when the concious effort was taken to protect the species, eventually they all died out, most likely as a result of diseases that were passed on from other types of cattle. These diseases would probably not be as lethal to the population if it was bigger, but it was a small and isolated population, which couldn't adapt to the enviroment. It is, however, important to stress, that effort was made to prevent their extinction, and despite our failure, other efforts, such as the reintroduction of european bison to its natural habitat, after its extincion in the wilds, succeded. If humans work together, they can sometimes save some pretty cool species.

    • Ly Nguyễn

      Ly Nguyễn

      Күн бұрын

      @Max Varjagen Change, corruption, whatever. All languages corrupt with time, as do everything in this world.

    • Max Varjagen

      Max Varjagen

      Күн бұрын

      @Ly Nguyễn What you call natural change I call corruption

    • Ly Nguyễn

      Ly Nguyễn

      Күн бұрын

      @Max Varjagen Welll, not really either. the spelling changed due to a natural change in pronunciation. Words that had a long u in Middle High German usually became au in modern German (hus -> Haus). Just that English spelling was frozen since Early Modern English and doesn't change to accommodate pronunciation changes so people usually don't think about it much.

    • Max Varjagen

      Max Varjagen

      Күн бұрын

      @Ly Nguyễn Huh. You're right. It was the Germans that corrupted the spelling, not the English. Usually its safe to blame the English for stupid spelling, but I guess not this time. According to wiktionary, middle high german spelling was Urochse, but they messed it up along the way to become Auerochse.

    • Ly Nguyễn

      Ly Nguyễn

      Күн бұрын

      @Max Varjagen aurochs is a German loanword it has nothing to do with Victorians relating it to aurum

  13. Ivan Strydom

    Ivan Strydom

    Күн бұрын

    You can clearly see on the Carthaginian coin depiction, the gargantuan Syrian elephant of Hannibal, Surus that it was a species resembling that African War Elephant and not the Asiatic Elephant, its ears are large and located higher up on the scull and its forehead is much less pronounced than that of the Asiatic Elephants. Carthege, Persia, Nubia and Syria all used War elephants resembling the African species and not the Asiatic species. Excellent video sir.

  14. TD Pay

    TD Pay

    5 ай бұрын

    I'm surprised you didn't mention the dwarf elephants which lived on most of the major islands of the central and eastern Mediterranean. There were even dwarf mammoths which lived on Sardinia.

  15. MoparMissile

    MoparMissile

    7 ай бұрын

    Great job! Love these kind of videos, but I would have liked to seen more detailed maps showing exactly where you are talking about. It would give people a good idea of how some species have slowly disappeared from certain areas and countries mainly due to human encroachment. Most people nowadays probably couldn't even show you where Rome is in Italy or where Greece or China is located! I also liked the fact that you didn't make it too long!

  16. I am Bodybuilding YT

    I am Bodybuilding YT

    Жыл бұрын

    The world even just 500-600 years ago seems so magical and mysterious

    • Nemanja Jovanovic

      Nemanja Jovanovic

      3 күн бұрын

      @Khan 04 Western half, eastern ended up about 529 years ago.

    • Walter Lane

      Walter Lane

      4 күн бұрын

      @J. Wolf Universe means one sentence and is referring to the first sentence in the Bible. The “Big Bang” theory is the most unscientific idea man has ever conceived. Nothing exploded and this is the genesis of all things? Nothing can’t explode..

    • sasque uchiha

      sasque uchiha

      4 күн бұрын

      @chopppacalamari good. A good thing. Life was terrible for everyone before major scientifical developments.

    • J. Wolf

      J. Wolf

      4 күн бұрын

      @Walter Lane I donno. TV bs.. I have doubts on how old the earth and universe really are and if the big bang even ever happened like we think it did..

    • Walter Lane

      Walter Lane

      4 күн бұрын

      @J. Wolf how do you know the age of the Universe?

  17. the Old 77

    the Old 77

    3 ай бұрын

    Very interesting! You don't typically think about the extinct animals that the romans would interact with

  18. darkh2o

    darkh2o

    6 ай бұрын

    I just came across your channel and it is one of my topics of interest as I spend a great deal of time outdoors. I have read of all that you mentioned. Some animals you may want to look into I thought I might mention. I think there is a possibility that Stellars sea cow may still exist in small isolated areas in Northern Siberian coastal zones. There were many accounts in the 19th century from explorers in Northern Siberia of Mammoths. However I believe Mastodons may have been seen. I found an old pic somewhere online of what is said to be the last Atlas Lion in the wild sometime in the early 19th century in the Atlas Mountains. The Quagga was actually very well known and I believe there is a breeding project being run to bring it back. The Thylacine in Austrailia I believe is alive and well in that continent and is likely growing in number. All of these places have zones where no people live and rarely go that could support these animals. Check into Bernard Huevelmans book written in the 60s. I could go on all day with this subject. Never forget the 300 million yo Coelacanth. Awesome to ponder.

  19. Aisha S

    Aisha S

    9 ай бұрын

    Wow, great to know that humans have always sucked when it comes to protecting biodiversity and this isn't a contemporary issue at all 🙂

  20. Peter Kerr

    Peter Kerr

    10 ай бұрын

    Great content! you might be interested in the giant animals of Australia, & the thylacine.

  21. Kuwera Keith

    Kuwera Keith

    Жыл бұрын

    We definitely need a part 2 of this video, there's so many more interesting animals.

    • Johnny Lara

      Johnny Lara

      6 ай бұрын

      kzonlines.info/up/nZaKldXfZoCeXn0/bejne

    • Paulo Prudente

      Paulo Prudente

      11 ай бұрын

      The megatherium is a mighty, recently lost, beautiful animal that many of the original people from Brazil have stories about Would love a part 2 about other new world faces :)

    • Jay 88

      Jay 88

      Жыл бұрын

      Yup a part 2 for sure

    • Rich Jordan

      Rich Jordan

      Жыл бұрын

      @Gary Sherry are your goal to be rude or do you have actual criticisms?

    • Rich Jordan

      Rich Jordan

      Жыл бұрын

      @Gary Sherry that was rude. AND I don't see what you are possibly going on about

  22. Lloyd Briones

    Lloyd Briones

    2 күн бұрын

    The Egyptian using them to plow must've been 12 ft tall

  23. Matthew Dudda

    Matthew Dudda

    4 ай бұрын

    I found out about the Aurochs that they became extinct because my grandmother lived in a small village where the last living Aurochs in our country were killed/hunted. But indeed - a majestic creature.

    • Matthew Dudda

      Matthew Dudda

      10 күн бұрын

      ​@Boojum_Tree Village was named after that last animal - 300-400 ya - killed by some prince or duke in that area. That's why i find out.

  24. Doc Clabo

    Doc Clabo

    6 ай бұрын

    Nice video. Thanks! BTW, "aurochs" is used for both the singular and plural, as in "An aurochs would be much larger than a domestic bull." In fact, the "ochs" part of the word is etymologically related to "ox," which is singular.

    • herzkine

      herzkine

      3 ай бұрын

      OCHSE is simply the german word for ox. So the Plural is Ochsen. Au is the fertile wood land next to rivers.

  25. RRW

    RRW

    10 ай бұрын

    Good video but I feel I need to give my 2 cents about something. Wasn't Syria controlled by the Seleucids during the Second Punic War? I find it more likely that Hannibal's Elephant was a normal Indian Elephant that was acquired from Syria, which they got from what we now call India/Pakistan. The Carthaginians would have been more familiar with North African Elephants which as you mentioned were smaller than Asians, so they obviously would focus on it being unusually large. Also no mention of Tarpans?

  26. TitaniumSpyBorgBear

    TitaniumSpyBorgBear

    Жыл бұрын

    For me, the animal that I'm upset I never got to live to see was the Thylacine, it looks like such an interesting animal and it's so sad how it went extinct specifically because of us.

    • BJ Perez

      BJ Perez

      3 ай бұрын

      I had no idea this existed until googling after reading the OP comment. That is crazy and interesting! Thank you for sharing and I agree it's sad it no longer exists.

    • Anti - Ethnic Cleansing

      Anti - Ethnic Cleansing

      3 ай бұрын

      @Burning Dwarf Just because a bird isn’t dopey looking doesn’t make it automatically fierce looking. My gorgeous parrot neither looks dopey or fierce. I don’t think a pigeon looks dopey at all in my opinion. The dodo bird though? Absolutely lol.

    • Burning Dwarf

      Burning Dwarf

      3 ай бұрын

      @Anti - Ethnic Cleansing all pidgeons are dopey looking lol, would be weird if it looked fierce

    • TitaniumSpyBorgBear

      TitaniumSpyBorgBear

      4 ай бұрын

      @Stefanya Seeing as I find almost every living marsupial interesting, I'd beg to differ personally, hell I love a lot of extant fauna, from colugos to pink iguanas, from pacas to butcher birds, from takins to humphead wrasses, I find most animals interesting.

    • Stefanya

      Stefanya

      4 ай бұрын

      If it was alive I'm pretty sure we wouldn't give a fuсk

  27. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis

    3 ай бұрын

    Great video! I think there is still some pretty cool stuff around. Our brains are just evolved to find novel things more fascinating. I'm only mentioning it because there are some really cool animals still around we could try not to wipe out. To be fair - I can see not wanting lions in your neighborhood. We had a coyote invasion once and that was bad enough.

  28. Henry Hartley

    Henry Hartley

    3 ай бұрын

    It appears we still haven't learned from the past what a devastating effect we have had on our wildlife. The last hundred years has seen several Tiger sub species disappear completely. What will it be like in another hundred years from now?

  29. The Good

    The Good

    3 күн бұрын

    The cow thingy is called tur in polish and I shed no tear for it. This thing was violent and ridiculously dangerous, killing many good man in the old days. They, like many other predators were fortunately hunted down, so that our world is safer for us. It sucks some things died, but unfortunately with many of the mentioned animals, it was us or them.

  30. BeagleBravo

    BeagleBravo

    20 күн бұрын

    The photograph of the last Barbary Lion in the wild is so haunting. It just strides off into the beautiful desert that its species called home.

  31. Brandon Cruise

    Brandon Cruise

    11 ай бұрын

    The American bear dog was a 300 pound dog that existed in the plains of North America about 15 to 20,000 years ago. Take a guess as to why scientists nicknamed it Bone Crusher. Native Americans also lived with the American lion, which was 20% bigger than the African lion. The ancient aborigines of Australia lived with a monitor lizard twice as big as the Komodo dragon. The short nose cave bear of Alaska and Canada is interesting too.

    • Konoron

      Konoron

      12 күн бұрын

      @Jane Ok Aboriginee

    • gazepskotzs

      gazepskotzs

      2 ай бұрын

      @Daniel you should read that last comment you made

    • Daniel

      Daniel

      2 ай бұрын

      @Some Guy Near Seattle it dose not tell how long they lived before we sinned but it gives the ages that Adam all the to Noah and all the to Abram died it gives the ages they had there first son and died so by doing the math form this and connecting that with the dates from the New Testament. Thus you can prove the UNIVERSE is 6000 years old

    • Some Guy Near Seattle

      Some Guy Near Seattle

      2 ай бұрын

      @Daniel At no point does the Christian Bible make claims as to the age of the Earth. The only place to find such claims is from people who peform a bunch of fuzzy math based on Biblically recorded geneology, which begins with the myth that the first himans were Adam and Eve, and that they were perfect and immortal until Eve "sinned". Even at that, the Bible makes no claim as to how long Adam and Eve were alive before they "sinned" by seeking understanding. Thus, even in accordance with Biblical ideology, it's possible they had been alive for 100 million years before they "sinned".

    • Skygge

      Skygge

      2 ай бұрын

      The monitor lizard that was twice as big as the Komodo dragon also supposedly weighed many times more (1200 pounds)

  32. Anne Angstadt

    Anne Angstadt

    10 ай бұрын

    I've been fascinated by the Chinese elephants ever since seeing some of this artwork in a Shang art exhibit many years ago. If Wikipedia is to believed, the consensus opinion is that they were just northern Asian elephants although I have to wonder why the Chinese would consistently misrepresent their trunks as "two-fingered" if they weren't. And clearly they were very familiar with them. Lately environmental DNA evidence has shown that relic mammoth populations survived n Siberia until around 3000 BC, overlapping in time with the northern Chinese elephants and perhaps close in range--so at the beginning of all the ancient civilizations elephant species roamed tropical, temperate and near-Arctic Asia. Thanks for a great story, it's heartbreaking how close some of these came to making it to the birth of modern conservation. New subscriber.

  33. Kaylee Sykes

    Kaylee Sykes

    21 күн бұрын

    I think it’s neat how magical and fascinating their world would’ve been to us and how our world would be equally as magical and fascinating to them.

  34. rujuki

    rujuki

    18 күн бұрын

    Man, I could never imagine what it’d feel like to live in those times…

  35. Gustav Meyrink

    Gustav Meyrink

    4 ай бұрын

    Until 4000BC there was a species of dwarf elephant on the Greek island of Tilos. It was a relative of the straight tusked elephant Paleoloxodon. Males reached a shoulder height of 0.96m (3ft) and weighed around 300kg.

  36. keller lee

    keller lee

    Жыл бұрын

    “The worst part of liking cool animals is knowing we missed out on most of them” is the best sentence ive ever heard

    • DiegoneBrando🐊

      DiegoneBrando🐊

      2 ай бұрын

      @Braden The Man idk, they are dinosaurs tho

    • Braden The Man

      Braden The Man

      2 ай бұрын

      @DiegoneBrando🐊 what about a pigeon? what did those horrible things evolve from?

    • Francois Suissae

      Francois Suissae

      2 ай бұрын

      "I live my life a quarter male at a time" Is mine Youngster

    • McLovin 99

      McLovin 99

      3 ай бұрын

      “…we missed out on most of them” Proceeds to list variations of animals we can still see today

    • healthy

      healthy

      3 ай бұрын

      we are not far behind.

  37. Jesse Blaze

    Jesse Blaze

    2 ай бұрын

    This was great! Very information dense! Thank you. Good job! I subscribed. Look forward to more. I feel like your interest in animals is similar to mine. Thank you for digging for the worthwhile information for me! :)

  38. The Baron Of Belco

    The Baron Of Belco

    6 ай бұрын

    Loved this video! So well done mate, thanks for all the effort you put into these videos, loved the “please ignore this” lion at the start, shot that face made me laugh. new subscriber. Cheers from Australia

  39. Torii Dawdy

    Torii Dawdy

    5 ай бұрын

    A truly great topic ! This entertaining bit of content will change forever my vision of the past. My interest in places like poverty point and pre clovis sites in texas needs to be reviewed for missing fauna.

  40. JAMES Kirtley

    JAMES Kirtley

    3 ай бұрын

    My favorite was the odd looking zebra of South African origin near the end of the video. Not much was spoken about it but it had an astonishing almost mystical look. Excellent video, thanks 😊

  41. Draeviel

    Draeviel

    Жыл бұрын

    Keep in mind that we have the privilege of living alongside the single biggest living organism, ever, to inhabit the Earth: the Blue Whale - more massive even than some of the extinct sauropod dinosaurs. Were that not the case, we'd probably looking at their fossilized bones with wonder, and theorizing on what a creature so huge would even look like.

    • Henchy3rd

      Henchy3rd

      3 ай бұрын

      @PigeonCreek you are referring to Mycorrhizal fungi, it’s capable of sending messages to trees to let them know their under attack from insects or attracting them if the ground is sterile so it can devour it & make the soil fertile. Nothing that lives on the land could survive without it.

    • J P

      J P

      3 ай бұрын

      Are you also a whale

    • Kevin Low

      Kevin Low

      5 ай бұрын

      Have you seen one in person?

    • st hui

      st hui

      5 ай бұрын

      There is an unnamed ichthyosaur with a 45cm vetebra. Based on other large ichthyosaurs, it might have been the biggest. Its remains are lost however.

    • Vannabee13

      Vannabee13

      5 ай бұрын

      It's actually theorized that the blue whale will bring back megaladon sized great white sharks. As great whites are showing trends of increasing in size and the blue whale means there's a food source to feed them and a predator niche to fill.

  42. ManiacalClefable

    ManiacalClefable

    6 ай бұрын

    Every time I hear of yet another animal brought to extinction by humans, I think of the piece Giant of The Skies from Walking With Dinosaurs. There was a constant struggle for them. They tried to fight on, but these strange creatures brought upon them the power of fire. They stuck lines of death into them. They couldn't even fight back against such an unrelenting force of death.

  43. Ann D.

    Ann D.

    8 ай бұрын

    I been listening to this channel for a while now, subscribing after the first vid. Liking it very much, in a sophisticated, multi-leveled way. But here, and with the notion of the last Syrian elephant having been a total badass at least, I'm in love. Thanks!

  44. Fritz Pollard

    Fritz Pollard

    3 ай бұрын

    Really interesting content, an original premise for a video is incredibly rare on KZonlines well done.

  45. Ula Alu

    Ula Alu

    6 ай бұрын

    I've read about that a long time ago ... It's sad but I'm not so sure how many people will be happy to be closer to these big animals. Big center of populations in Asia and Europe have made wild areas smaller and smaller.

  46. King Tiger Books

    King Tiger Books

    8 ай бұрын

    Another great video from a great channel. People ask me how I choose what to believe. I read books from both sides of the issue and put the puzzle pieces together. I have some outlandish theories, for example I refuse to believe that the Soviet Union could have crossed the ocean to attack us during the cold war. I believe there are 2 sides to every story, so I'm not always welcome in debates at home. During the lockdown I entertained myself with books, artwork and literature. You should too. These are my favorite books, all available on Amazon: - Infinite Worlds by Vincent DiFate - Works of Wonder by Michael Whelan - Beyond the Horizon by John Harris - Great Fighter Jets of the Galaxy 1 by Tim Gibson

  47. Paul 6574

    Paul 6574

    7 ай бұрын

    The American Bison came very, very close to joining these other most recent extinct animals. I had heard that there is an attempt to back engineer the ancient Aurochs. I think they have successfully engineered the Auroch's distinctive forward pointing horns.

    • BeastMaster09

      BeastMaster09

      2 ай бұрын

      Same with their European relatives, the wisent.

  48. Andrew Haase

    Andrew Haase

    5 ай бұрын

    There was a line in the opening of the 2017 film Logan, mentioning the last tiger seen in the wild…That has stuck with me ever since…This was well presented dude, certainly appealing to us hyper-cynics (realists) born in the 1980s…Mark my words, we are undoubtedly going to hear of that same outcome for many of the species featured on the “donate now” lists…in our lifetime

    • Conor

      Conor

      Күн бұрын

      Yup, even 20 year ago there are far less of well everything

  49. Jimmy Rustler

    Jimmy Rustler

    5 ай бұрын

    There's an Auroch skeleton in a local museum, and you can't understand how big these things were. Absolute units. I think it was found in an area that was once huge ancient woodlands and plains, but is now completely flooded. If you follow the tide out, some of the treestumps are still rooted in the sand. Super cool place.

    • All Law

      All Law

      2 ай бұрын

      Look up the elongated skulls of paracas peru with Brian Foester.

    • Mike

      Mike

      4 ай бұрын

      The ocean area between Netherlands, France, and England all used to be open plains and marshlands some 8000 years ago. Now it's a shallow part of the ocean.

  50. dennis manary

    dennis manary

    Жыл бұрын

    As to finding viable DNA in soft tissue and breeding back extinct species; the one I'd really like to see is the Irish Elk! A magnificent animal.

    • Johnny Lara

      Johnny Lara

      6 ай бұрын

      kzonlines.info/up/nZaKldXfZoCeXn0/bejne

    • c. j. macq

      c. j. macq

      11 ай бұрын

      @Vinnie G ... you know what extinct animal i'd raise from the dead? the intelligent human. they became extinct over 6000 years ago. and, man! could we use them now!

    • Vinnie G

      Vinnie G

      11 ай бұрын

      out of all the extinct animals you'd choose the irish Elk? ='DDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • c. j. macq

      c. j. macq

      11 ай бұрын

      no, the cloning of ANYTHING is a horrible, disgusting idea! technology isn't the solution to our modern problems - ITS THE CAUSE! haven't you figured that out yet? and the world today IS a nightmare in progress. a REAL LIFE, neverending nightmare. and blind, stupid people exhalt our times as the PINNACLE of human achievement! the elite has been LEADING and FORCING us backwards for the last 6000 years and humanity, as whole, is too damned moronic and brainwashed to admit it! much less see it! meanwhile, humanity and it GRAND civilization sinks further and further into the gutter! sad how humans, mainly the male of the species, has caused more damage to this planet than ANY natural disaster over time. who needs tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes and asteroids when you got a "ruling" species that murders for sport and pollutes his own home to the point its unlivable anymore? when will people realize the biggest threat to humanity is humanity, itself? and that its the greed, apathy and corruption of our RULERS that will lead to humanity's demise? i'll tell you when we'll realize it. WHEN ITS TOO LATE! that's when. the wealthy, male human, and all the sycophants who continue to support, defend, protect and KILL for them, are INDEED a disease on this planet.

    • Lyndsay Peppers

      Lyndsay Peppers

      11 ай бұрын

      @Atomic Millenial I'm pretty sure that's also why efforts to bring it back were stopped They're like cheetahs - they look formidable but would regularly get their prey finessed by other animals, their only strength was jaw size, and were inbred/disease prone

  51. Ricky Fandango

    Ricky Fandango

    8 ай бұрын

    The Southern California Brown Bear. An extinct sub-species that was much larger than the modern brown bear varieties. They were hunted to extinction in the early 1900s and were the only bear native to Southern California.

  52. Origami Nosferatu

    Origami Nosferatu

    9 ай бұрын

    On a similar note, PBS Eins did a cool vid a few years ago about extinct Australian Megafauna maybe being depicted in Aboriginal cave art. Super fascinating. Ancient marsupials are so weird.

  53. David

    David

    Ай бұрын

    Wonderful work, good job. I once checked a book from the library, "The Doomsday Book of Animals", it contained a "partial" but lengthy list of animals that have gone extinct in the past 500 years. My God, what a tragedy. It bothers me to this day. 😢

  54. Mike Talas

    Mike Talas

    11 ай бұрын

    That was Wonderful, Thank You for making me appreciate long lost animals that were not that long lost after all, but only a short Geologic tic of the Time Clock.

  55. Bruce Kuehn

    Bruce Kuehn

    Жыл бұрын

    I used to think that European painters and sculptors had a difficult time getting their lions correct or done accurately, but then I found that their models were Barbary Lions. The classic British lion depictions associated with royalty are very similar to photographs of the Barbary Lion which survived in small pockets into the 20th century. Some say that there are still captive descendants. It was a very regal looking animal and the last known aerial photo of one in the Atlas Mtns looks very proud indeed. Look it up. Going back thousands of years - the Irish Elk had the largest antlers of any relative in the deer family and stood nearly 7 feet at the shoulder. Many good skeletal remains can be found in museums. Those antlers are spectacular!

    • Sacrificial Lamb

      Sacrificial Lamb

      2 ай бұрын

      The Barbary lion was just an Asiatic lion

    • a modern alchemist

      a modern alchemist

      3 ай бұрын

      @HkFinn83 or wildcat sanctuaries. There are some great channels on here with sanctuary for cats all over Africa, except northern Africa of course. Not as many as there should be either...

    • Марина Ёлкина

      Марина Ёлкина

      8 ай бұрын

      @Sunnysoup m, no, they went extinct because of climate change and rise of forests instead of open spaces where they lived, they were perfectly suited for climate they evolved in.

    • Bigman

      Bigman

      9 ай бұрын

      @doudou le fol breed them, and release them into a protected national park

    • Bigman

      Bigman

      9 ай бұрын

      @Folk Survival well either that or half of us wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for farming

  56. Nothing Matters

    Nothing Matters

    6 ай бұрын

    The DNA of Aurochs has been fully sequenced meaning they can be brought back and reintroduced to forests.

  57. Gregory Francis

    Gregory Francis

    4 ай бұрын

    Man I enjoyed this video. The information given did spark my imagination. I loved the research on when the last of these animals roamed the Earth.

  58. Smooth Sailor

    Smooth Sailor

    11 ай бұрын

    You made my day today. Your approach of describing humanity's loss of species is unique and amazing. 🤩🤩🤩

  59. ꧁༺Galactus༻꧂

    ꧁༺Galactus༻꧂

    8 ай бұрын

    I'm glad i didn't have to fight for my life all the time against some of these monsters. Am glad we beat them in the survival game of life. I do feel bad for the animals that didn't threaten us though. It sucks that innocent animals went extinct. Reality is crazy.

  60. Bethany Strom

    Bethany Strom

    8 ай бұрын

    If anyone is interested in hearing more about the Romans' use of animals in the arena, check out Painfotainment, by Dan Carlin of the Hardcore History podcast. Super sad but very interesting.

  61. West Palm Tom

    West Palm Tom

    8 ай бұрын

    Really enjoyed the video. A lot of fascinating info in there.

  62. Melvin Mayfield

    Melvin Mayfield

    10 ай бұрын

    Excellent presentation! Shows very-clearly, what we've wasted! Many Thanks!

  63. kaz9781

    kaz9781

    3 ай бұрын

    The loss thats probably most painful to me is the loss of the haast eagle it was the largest eagle to have ever lived with a wingspan of over 3 meters and talons the size of tiger claws

  64. davidca96

    davidca96

    Жыл бұрын

    The tazmanian tiger is the animal im most angry at humans about. They didnt have to go extinct, we did it and not that long ago. I wish they were still around, they were so wild looking and unique.

    • Konoron

      Konoron

      12 күн бұрын

      'we' I didn't do anything.

    • Amanita Eagle

      Amanita Eagle

      6 ай бұрын

      They also Genocided the native Tasmanian people so 🤷 it's not surprising animals also didn't garner much sympathy

    • Sissy Ray Self

      Sissy Ray Self

      11 ай бұрын

      @Sugar Dolphin wow.. The mental gymnastics needed to reconcile evolution and human conscious and morals is astounding..much easier to just say mankind is a separate creation..put here to commune with our Creator, build human relationships..and to care for and protect the rest of creation..by design..and when we rebel against any part of that design..all of creation loses. Much much simpler and straight forward.

    • Sissy Ray Self

      Sissy Ray Self

      11 ай бұрын

      @Sawrattan but like Darwin Award said..that is just survival of the fittest..can not bring morals and dogma or consciousness or a concious or remorse into the equation..not if you want to stick to the dogma of Darwinism..nothing is right or wrong in evil lution.

    • davidca96

      davidca96

      11 ай бұрын

      @Cory Stafford there hasnt been any proof since the 1930's, no carcasses no bones, no live animals caught on camera or video. There are only eye witness accounts, and photos that are not good enough to be definitive. I want them to be alive, but to be honest with all the technology we have and amount of people looking for them, I personally think we would have found them by now and we havent. If in the future one suddenly gets captured on video or what not, I will be super excited! Just doesnt seem like its going to happen.

  65. Richard Huerta

    Richard Huerta

    11 ай бұрын

    I think the same way you do and I happened to be an animal lover, that ancient people trough out history just blew it on getting extinct some of the most bad ass animals that were on earth

  66. DinoAndi

    DinoAndi

    4 ай бұрын

    It is actually very likely that the first aborigines in Australia could have encountered the Megalania, which was a massive monitor lizard (~7 metres long, weighed around 1000 kilograms)

  67. SMDoktorPepper

    SMDoktorPepper

    7 ай бұрын

    You forgot a major species of elephant that went extinct relatively recently..the woolly mammoth. A species survived in Siberia as the Egyptians were building the great pyramids.

  68. Charlie Wegner

    Charlie Wegner

    2 ай бұрын

    god, im so jealous of these people. it makes me genuinely feel sad that we won’t ever see these incredible animals, and in hundreds of years, if things don’t change, people will be saying the same things about animals we have today.

  69. A Kanji

    A Kanji

    Жыл бұрын

    You don’t really think of cows being intimidating… but to stumble upon a wild territorial giant bull would definitely be something to fear

    • A Kanji

      A Kanji

      2 ай бұрын

      @Maximillian Lylat one thing I’ve learned from hunting and being outdoors is that, however big you think and animal is, double it and your probably close. The first time I saw a bull elk in the wild i was awestruck

    • Maximillian Lylat

      Maximillian Lylat

      2 ай бұрын

      Longhorns....just longhorns, ive been near one upclose they are massive and you can truely feel the power behind their presence. There's a reason they are the texas large mammal, they are hardy as fuck and can take you down if you're not careful

    • Jimmy Rustler

      Jimmy Rustler

      5 ай бұрын

      @DangerDan Trees will help you lose a big animal like that, by darting between them in a zig-zag pattern.

    • Maddie B.

      Maddie B.

      11 ай бұрын

      @Jon Paul Cuellar it’s ironic that you describe their stare as being “aware” when bison have very low vision and probably just see you as a moving blob

    • Toa Arcan

      Toa Arcan

      11 ай бұрын

      @Faust Enam Herbivores are actually more dangerous. A carnivore, at least a non-social one, is probably going to be fairly cautious. Their lives depend on being able to hunt, and an injury sustained could impact that, and result in them starving. Lions, wolves, and feral cats might be able to share with their friends, but most meat-eaters aren't so lucky. Therefore, animals like tigers and bears generally won't take a swing at something unless cornered or defending their young, at which point all bets are off and you're fucked- Even notoriously shy animals like pumas and foxes will fight to the death if they've got babies nearby. The two exceptions are polar bears, who can smell you for miles and won't encounter you unless they _want_ to say something about humanity's attitude to the ice caps, and sloth bears, who share a habitat with tigers and leopards and have learned that running means getting their windpipe crushed by a cat that's faster on both the ground and in the trees. Herbivores, though? Herbivores have _nothing to lose._ They don't need to chase their food, because grass doesn't run. They're also generally dumber and have less refined senses than their meat-eating brethren, because again, grass doesn't run. Rhinos are basically blind and have minimal brain power, and as a result, they always choose fight. Herbivores can and will decide to end you because _they don't like your vibes._ The most dangerous animals in Africa are a cow literally called "The Black Death" and an 1800 kilo aquatic steroid horse that can outrun you on land and in water, has the jaw strength to crush your skull like a raw egg and fangs the size and shape of bananas, and has been known to bite crocodiles in half because it _felt like it._

  70. Jay Cal

    Jay Cal

    3 ай бұрын

    Very interesting topic, well researched.

  71. jessica bremer

    jessica bremer

    9 ай бұрын

    As far as lions in Greece I always think of "The Nemean Lion" from the trials of Hercules. Maybe another of Lions in ancient Greece.

  72. Jeremiah Lyles : Editor

    Jeremiah Lyles : Editor

    5 ай бұрын

    Nice channel. Your information parallels another channel that goes farther with similar information to substantiate the moving of the large stone structures in Egypt with some of these extinct animals. The idea's not catching on with some others who still believe that the stones were moved with non natural means.

  73. Mr. E

    Mr. E

    6 ай бұрын

    Just found this channel... New sub. The narration and the humor is perfect! No unnecessary selfie queen action, no over the top distracting music... Bravo.

  74. JGElías

    JGElías

    Жыл бұрын

    I'd love to see a video about the pre-columbian American dog breeds such as the wool dog, warrah, or culpeo. Some native american breeds were 'true' dogs descended from those brought from Beringia, but some were domesticated from South American 'Fox' genus

    • Swift

      Swift

      6 ай бұрын

      @Della nice

    • Johnny Lara

      Johnny Lara

      6 ай бұрын

      kzonlines.info/up/nZaKldXfZoCeXn0/bejne

    • Della

      Della

      7 ай бұрын

      There's a very good video about "pre contact" dogs by trey the explainer. My fave is the Salish wool dog

    • MDS

      MDS

      Жыл бұрын

      May I suggest to you this video then: kzonlines.info/up/otl-qJnOZ6yod3E/bejne

  75. Meadow Maker

    Meadow Maker

    3 ай бұрын

    It's so refreshing to here metric from an American accent. I'm guessing you're Canadian. Aurochs is usually pronounced like 'Or-Ox' which makes you think of Oxen in fact I've heard Aurochsen used as the plural (I know most English words have a neutral vowel, schwa, on the unstressed syllable). Actually I'm not sure why either would have a plural form since Anglo-Saxon animals tended to be neuter so the plural would be the same. 'Sheep, sheep, Fish, fish, Dear, dear, Grouse, grouse...'

  76. Ezra Steinberg

    Ezra Steinberg

    3 ай бұрын

    Well done and fascinating video. Many thanks for this channel!

  77. HkFinn83

    HkFinn83

    10 ай бұрын

    3:15 ‘Kind enough not to slaughter all of them’ I know you didn’t outright say it, but did sort of imply that these and other animals went extinct due to ‘slaughtering’. It’s nearly always the case that species go extinct due to human population growth and subsequent habitat loss. There are some exceptions, for example when people arrived in New Zealand around 600 years ago they did just wantonly slaughter most of the large animals, but that is the exception rather than the rule.

  78. Winter's King

    Winter's King

    5 ай бұрын

    Interesting, this is giving me some great ideas for weird animals in my iron age fantasy novel.

  79. D P

    D P

    11 ай бұрын

    Saw very cool documentary once linking paleontology and archeology when a large dinosaur bone was found with a Greek alter in the 1950s. Initially they believed they were unrelated; however, now some believe that many ancient myths may actually be based on real prehistoric bones discovered by ancient people. Cyclops myth may have come from seeing a mammoth skull which has a hole in the middle that could be confused with a large eye socket. Large dinosaur femur bones could be extrapolated to being a very large human. Compelling theory.

    • Jason

      Jason

      13 күн бұрын

      10 months and I'm still waiting for your link to that documentary.

    • User Name

      User Name

      Ай бұрын

      Funny, my partner’s family is from the region that Cyclops is attributed to and the people there are known to be very tall. He and his siblings are all well over six feet tall, with the tallest clocking in at nearby 6’6. Their parents were much shorter, but that was likely due to malnutrition as the German soldiers would do regular rounds during WWII to gather food.

    • Sports fix

      Sports fix

      2 ай бұрын

      @MACABRE L.A. alot of "they" found etc. Who's they? We know by now that much of what we're told is not entirely true or just a bald face lie.

    • MACABRE L.A.

      MACABRE L.A.

      2 ай бұрын

      they think found dinosaur bones also gave rise to the myth of the dragons since noboy at the time had ever heard of dinosaur (they'd been gone by over 60 million years).

    • Sports fix

      Sports fix

      2 ай бұрын

      I don't believe their were dinosaurs, it's too much of a coincidence that a guy writes a fictional book, and a few years later bones are found.

  80. Hudson Moseby

    Hudson Moseby

    6 ай бұрын

    I just found this channel, haven’t even gotten through finishing this video, which is the first one I’ve watched so far. And I love it already, so glad it popped up as a recommended video, already subscribed now.

  81. Owen Cruse

    Owen Cruse

    4 күн бұрын

    Well I see what you’re saying about the lions as it is sad that ancient humans hunted eastern lions to extinction but you have to look at it in their perspective as well. Their main goal and everyone else’s was survival. When you see your wife or child or husband attacked and killed by a wild ravenous animal, your instinct would to be to get rid of it to preserve your species.

  82. Jeanette

    Jeanette

    5 ай бұрын

    I think we underappreciate the amazing creatures we have today - giant salamanders, giraffes, great blue herons, peacocks, koi fish, giant blue whales, komodo dragons...we have straight up magical, exotic animals on earth. It's time to romanticize our lives and our crazy interesting planet. 😍

  83. Gabriel Clark

    Gabriel Clark

    9 ай бұрын

    Question: would the Asiatic ostrich be able to survive on the mammoth steppe about 150,000 years ago in Siberia?

  84. TheodicistEddie

    TheodicistEddie

    3 ай бұрын

    "What really bugs me is the animals that are still supposed to be around." I feel you

  85. Jules Evelyn

    Jules Evelyn

    6 ай бұрын

    This is sick! I feel so small compared to the vastness of time and history

  86. Ted H

    Ted H

    10 ай бұрын

    The Atlas mountains also had a rare subspecies of lion that had a huge mane that was solid black and went all the way under the lion to his belly button. Sources are that there is a certain royalty fanily that has a few of those Atlas lions left in captivity.

  87. Craig Dillon

    Craig Dillon

    6 ай бұрын

    You are forgetting a few. May I remind you of --- The unicorn, The cyclops, The griffin, The kraken The Minotaur, and the most famous and ubiquitous of all -- The Dragon. Yes you missed a few of the beasts the Romans saw, or say they saw.

  88. Sweet Nerevar

    Sweet Nerevar

    3 ай бұрын

    Despite the loss of some different animal races, we still live in a time with the most species and subspecies EVER. Let’s keep it that way

  89. GerinoMorn

    GerinoMorn

    3 ай бұрын

    An aurochs' head is in my family's coat of arms, which seems to be from XV century. It always bothered me, since childhood, that the animal (at least locally) was omnipresent in language, eponyms etc., but for the longest time I couldn't figure out... where the aurochs actually are. Then I found out that well, nowhere....

  90. Valentin Vega Roman

    Valentin Vega Roman

    9 ай бұрын

    Man, I was looking for copper and I just found gold! Thank you for this channel!!!!

  91. Kanatoss419

    Kanatoss419

    11 ай бұрын

    I noticed that all the animals in the video were large animals, and I’m wondering now what smaller animals ancient cultures would have interacted with but no longer exist. Would there have been different insects? Farm animals? House pets?

    • David Johnson

      David Johnson

      4 ай бұрын

      Smaller species need less to survive. So it's less likely that they'll go extinct.

    • Eljan Rimsa

      Eljan Rimsa

      9 ай бұрын

      In medieval Germany we had a big forest bird called the "Waldrapp" (a type of ibis) which went extinct in 1627. It was later discovered that the small populations of the same species still survived in Morocco and Turkey and now are trying to bring them back to German forests.

  92. TheZapan99

    TheZapan99

    Жыл бұрын

    The Ancient Greeks and Etruscan had tales about savage Pygmies waging a constant war against giant storks. This was considered folklore until the recent discovery of Homo Florensiensis, the Hobbit of Flores Island in Indonesia, that was indeed preyed upon by a species of giant marabou stork.

    • Second Chance

      Second Chance

      6 ай бұрын

      @Lemon Boy What an incredibly well thought out rebuttal, you certainly told him off.

    • Johnny Lara

      Johnny Lara

      6 ай бұрын

      kzonlines.info/up/nZaKldXfZoCeXn0/bejne

    • Yanik Kunitsin

      Yanik Kunitsin

      6 ай бұрын

      @TheZapan99 do you have more cocaine?

    • TheZapan99

      TheZapan99

      6 ай бұрын

      @Pork Milk India preserved entire epic poems like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata that retrace events from almost 10,000 years ago. They all feature stories about monkey people, led by Hanuman the monkey king.

    • Pork Milk

      Pork Milk

      6 ай бұрын

      Greece and pre Rome etruscans had no idea even in story about the Indonesia island the Hobbits came from.

  93. Jordan

    Jordan

    9 ай бұрын

    It's sad that most of these mystical animals only become truly from being hunted down in the 1800-1900s

  94. Joey Materese

    Joey Materese

    9 ай бұрын

    I thought you were going to go through a list of animals Roman's laid there eyes on...Seems more like territory lost do to neglect of man..I assumed the lack of eco knowledge and its importance was not known at that time..

  95. Smo Cloud

    Smo Cloud

    5 ай бұрын

    Humans first reaction to other living things: “how can I kill that?” Humans first reaction to non-living things: “how can I use that to kill things?”

  96. hal nogaies

    hal nogaies

    3 ай бұрын

    One of the best videos i've seen in a while. Excellent topic!

  97. Dan Jeffares

    Dan Jeffares

    8 ай бұрын

    A small mistake at the end. Haast's Eagle Nd the Moa are native to New Zealand, in the Pacific Ocean (not the Indian Ocean). I'm fairly sure that the Maoris, who initially populated New Zealand would have seen Moa!

  98. Cariboubear Malachy

    Cariboubear Malachy

    9 ай бұрын

    The Natural History Museum in Paris has a huge hall filled with stuffed animals collected over hundreds of year, all of which are species that are now extinct. It's both impressive and depressing.

  99. King Mongoose

    King Mongoose

    8 ай бұрын

    7:25 to those of you who don't know. Mammoths we're still around during the time of the ancient Egyptians and pyramids.

  100. LukaSkywalker77

    LukaSkywalker77

    11 ай бұрын

    You know what'll never go extinct? My love for this channel ❤