Contents 3.1 Woolly mammoth. 3.2 Pyrenean ibex. 3.3 Aurochs. 3.4 Quagga. 3.5 Thylacine. 3.6 Passenger pigeon.
The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus: dog-headed pouched-dog) is a large carnivorous marsupial now believed to be extinct. It was the only member of the family Thylacinidae to survive into modern times. It is also known as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf.
Both thylacines and devils lasted for more than 40,000 years following the arrival of humans in Australia. Their mainland extinction about 3000 years ago was just after dingoes were introduced. It has long been suggested they persisted in Tasmania because it was never colonised by dingoes.
The pouch is a distinguishing feature of female marsupials and monotremes (and rarely in the males as in the water opossum and the extinct thylacine); the name marsupial is derived from the Latin marsupium, meaning "pouch". Marsupials give birth to a live but relatively undeveloped fetus called a joey.
Here we'll look at some notable animals that have been hunted (or nearly) hunted to extinction. Woolly Mammoths. Caspian Tigers. Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers) Dodos. Passenger Pigeons. Polar Bears. Muskox. American Crocodiles.