can giant sloths and tasmanian tigers still exist?

can giant sloths and tasmanian tigers still exist?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Giants sloths
    All very large ground sloths got extinct approximately 10 000 years ago alongside most of the ice age megafauna, smaller ones survived on Caribbean islands during the Holocene but they are gone now.
    >Thylacine
    Extinct during the last century but probably later than the official extinction date (1930s), i bet the old sightings before the 80s are mostly legit.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    There isn't enough oxygen in the atmosphere for giant sloths anymore.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    So what is the reason why basically every species of life on this planet "evolved" into micro organisms.

    There basically isn't anything larger than an elephant, at least on land, and the majority of life, including plant life is all smaller. Excluding trees I suppose, but even then there are countless "bush" style trees opposed to straight up fricking fungi back in the day that used to be the size of modern day high raise condos, and now just pebbles under the trees.

    Is this simply for efficiency sake? Is there much environmental influence? Scarcity of pure resources?

    Are there any other reasons besides these?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >what’s a blue whale

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      humans killed off the megafauna

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yes and no. Humans, combined with radical changes in our climate within the last 15,000 years are what killed off the megafauna. With each passing decade the megafauna lost their natural habitats, combine that with human predation, and their extinction was inevitable.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Climate had absolutely NOTHING to do with it. Every single species that went extinct in the Pleistocene can still live on Earth now within walking distance of their old stomping grounds.

          Humans did it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      humans killed off the megafauna

      This. The current state of the world is totally artificial. North America had 5 species of elephant only about 10,000 years ago. That's more species than currently exist on planet Earth now.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      it's temporary due to the current mass extinction, which isn't even as severe as most of the others. They'll come back eventually. Real question is, which of the current medium-small sized organisms will become giants?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      the carboniferous megainsects are no longer viable because there is a lot less oxygen in the athmosphere now for example

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Oxygen has nothing to do with it. They simply had no competition. Life...uh...finds a way.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          you don't seem to know the difference between "no longer viable" and "got like that because"

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Muh oxygen is one of the favorite troony tropes in paleontology. It's right up there with "dinosaurs couldn't do X" and then being proven wrong and "this is the largest X that was possible" and then finding a larger one.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I didn't even say impossible you moronic baboon, but current insects would need to be INCREDIBLY adapted to get as big in today's atmosphere otherwise they would suffocate, and no, there are no undiscovered giant superbugs roaming ohio or something like that

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Lol no. There are no Tassie tigers any more. People just see scrawny dogs and want to believe.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You clearly haven't seen the videos and don't know anything about biology.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        There was a well documented (but unofficially recognized) population that survived up until the 60's but nothing concrete since then. There has been a couple of interesting audio recordings out of tassie, and some credible reports from PNG but tbh I lost hope a long time ago.

        I have seen the videos, they aren't tigers m8, anyone who thinks they survived on the mainland is fricking moronic.
        >but..but you don't know anything about biology
        t. published entomologist & biosecurity officer

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    giant sloth resurgence is a meme to cover up big foot sightings

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Tasmanian Tiger? Seems like. Giant Sloths, unfortunately no.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Tasmanian Tiger? Seems like
      Why?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        There's videos of them in SE Australian. More than one. And there's supposedly a group in that region that tried to set up a sort of amateur conservation effort decades ago for them.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Giant Sloths, unfortunately no.
      Perhaps not...

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Tasmanian Tiger? Seems like.

      They're actually fricked fricked unless we find good ancient fossils of them.
      The remaining recent tigers were stored in the worst way possible for gene usage so they've got no chance really. Ironically their storage method was done so for preservationist purposes because they were one of the first animals to go extinct in captivity.
      Even the mammoth has more chance.

      But, numbats are still around and they're literally just tiny tasmanian tigers really. They could even be selectively bred to look like Tigers theoretically (though they're vulnerable/endangered too).

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