11 Animals Which You Never Knew Existed, But Are Likely Extinct Now !!

Aristotle divided the world between Animals and Plants. Now maybe zoologists are interested in knowing wonderful things about the animal kingdom, but for now we’ll par only with those species which existed on earth for more than a while now, still unknown and likely to be extinct. So here we go with our list!!!

1. Saiga Antelope

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These amazing species who most of us will consider to be an alien creature. It is rare due to its unnatural nose, which helps him filter the dust raised by the flock in migration. The horn of this creature is used in Chinese medicine causing loss to their numbers. They are found to be in the category of critically endangered.

2. Langur Chato

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These amazing monkeys are just like “elves”, says David Attenborough. This wonderful creature is mainly found in Asia and that’s also at a minimal height of 13,000 feet. Deforestation is mainly the reason for their population’s reduction. These lemurs with a short stump for nose are rarely seen.

3. Proboscis Monkey

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The proboscis monkey or famously called the long-nosed monkey, known as bekantan in Indonesia. This is an inhabitant of south east Asian island of Borneo and is reddish brown in texture. This creature is famous because of its unusually large nose and this is the only reason it is so easily identified. They have seen a rapid reduction in their population during the last 40 years.

4. Kakapo

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Well this creature is the only one in their species who can’t fly. Kakapo is world’s fattest parrot, and the only one who can’t use his wings. This creature is an inhabitant of New Zealand. These are under the critically endangered category and only about 128 specimens are kept in some hunter-free island.

5. Spider Gooty

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These are only found in a small Indian Forest. The Gooty Spider or Poecilotheria metallica is worth $500 for the collectors who are ready to pay for these beautiful arthropods. Due to this there is a significant fall in their population and they are now critically endangered.

6. Ordovician

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Ordovician, also known as Aegirocassis benmoulae (scientific name) resides to the Fezouata Formation, Morocco. The Ordovician period is known for many creatures but some of them are quite popular because of their diverse invertebrates, including graptolites, trilobites, and brachiopods. These are now extinct.

7. Hooded Seals

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Hooded Seals are mainly found in Northern Atlantic. This creature is known for its unique nasal cavity which inflates and deflates during swimming. They can weigh up to 900 pounds and measure 8 feet long. These species are also the victims of aggressive hunting.

8. Tree Kangaroo

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They live in the rain-forests of Queensland and New Guinea, and as their name suggests, they belong to those grouse of kangaroo family which lives on trees for their survival. Hunting and deforestation has affected them in the worst manner and declined their numbers to only 1%.

9. Bearded Vultures

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This beautiful piece of god’s creation is mainly found in the regions of Everest, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of Asia. Bearded vultures were almost eradicated in the last century due to the fear of them attacking on children. Now it is estimated that there are only around 10,000 left.

10. Markhor

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So talking about the national animal of Pakistan, and why it is so is quite clear. This animal is like a character of a fantasy book. His high stature has made him a perfect target for the hunters and for now there are only 2,500 left.

11. Okapi

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Popularly known as the “Giraffe Zebra”. This animals were found by the British explorers, and the animal became famous insanely. They could not believe that an animal this strange could be real. Now they are in limited numbers and can be found in Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
Now we all have studied about Diversity In Living Organisms, its time we give them their chance of survival.
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ― Colette