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The Quagga, a recently extinct animal. Wikimedia Commons. Horses are the odd mammals out on this list: the genus Equus persists and prospers, while particular Equus breeds have gone extinct (not because of hunting or environmental pressure, but simply because they're no longer fashionable).What are the names of some extinct animals?
The Passenger Pigeon, a recently extinct animal. Some of the most famous extinct animals of recent times have been birds--but for every Passenger Pigeon or Dodo, there's a much bigger and much lesser-known casualty like the Elephant Bird or the Eastern Moa (and many other species remain endangered to this day).What is the largest animal that ever lived on Earth?
The blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth. Depending on which expert is cited, blue whales once attained lengths of 100 to 120 feet (32 meters) and have weighed up to 160 tons (145 metric tonnes).