>tfw all the coolest animals went extinct. >you can't see any megafauna when you go hiking

>tfw all the coolest animals went extinct
>you can't see any megafauna when you go hiking

  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you live in Europe or something?

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >australia
    What happened?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Climate change, the Abos got the rest.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Abo's.
      They started grass fires to flush out animals that they could then surprise.
      As we all know australia is a continent made of gasoline and nightmares, and they burnt down most of the continent and collapsed the ecosystem outside of a few weird pockets and everything that survived were the kinds of things satan didn't want in hell.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Born ~500 MYears too late to see an anomalocaris
    Why even live?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anomalocaris can eat my asshole, overrated lobster with flippers, but the cambrian explosion would be cool in general since there are a lot of trace fossils from back then that the best minds can only classify it as belonging to the Fuckdifino.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >you can't see any megafauna when you go hiking
    Afrika

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If anyone believes the man driven extinction of the megafauna I am sorry about your 40 Iq

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ironic post ,considering your grammar.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Blaming the death of all the megafauna in the northern hemisphere, when most of them still exist in the southern hemisphere is peak brainlet.

      It's like blaming the triassic extinction on the dinosaurs killing everything rather than them just being generalised and small enough to adapt to the changes whilst their larger and more specialised competition died when the world they were specifically adapted for changed drastically and they couldn't evolve in time to adapt.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ll the coolest animals went extinct
    >bunch of shitty ass mammals
    the big kangaroos are forgivable, I guess

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It will never not be a sad fact that all the giant lizards that dominated Australasia are now gone. If only one could go out and see a megalania, Australian Komodo dragon, Lake Eyre dragon, Timor dragon and so on

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw all the coolest animals went extinct
    No, they're still there.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn’t know about Livyatan

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Livyatan is just gay Joe Rogan moby dick. Spermwhale are the real chads of the ocean.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can thank the Younger Dryas for likely leading to the extinction of most of the megafauna

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    actually i am kinda glad i dont get ambushed and eaten on my daily commute

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I get ambushed at work instead by my boss.
      >Anon, can you do extra hours today as well?
      I would take the pack of wolves over this shit.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        just say no
        he cant legally make you do it

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          He legaly can't, but then no one will do it and it gets pushed for tomorrow.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Fucking marine crocodiles survived what mosasaurs and plesiosaurus couldn't
    >They're already evolving to take over the oceans again (american and aussy crocodiles)
    BEAST

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saltwater crocodiles really just skipped the whole late Pleistocene extinction in australia huh

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Get periodically mogged by Orcas and other Cetaceans that have already filled those niches.

      They could probably replace jobbers like the Great white shark.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    could you have killed an elephant bird 1on1?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's in my dna, i could probably take on an emu and show stupid aussies how things get done

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is that so, eurobro?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes, aussister

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >y-yes

            Your crops are being eaten.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Just holocaust 2.0 them lol

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                You got a Pablo Escobar situation in here because the natives love the birds.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                The kraut farmer fears the RHEA BVLL

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                you mean holocaust 1.0

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >They found a new home in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee-Elbe in Northern Germany. Since then, their population grew to over 550 birds. And the population continues to grow every year due to hot and warm summers and missing natural predators. They are the first rheas to roam wild in Europe
          kek

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Dyrosauridae
      Yeah crazy that.
      [...]
      How did those big dawgs and dire wolves, smilodon and such die out so easily when North America is full of animals to eat.
      [...]
      Yet they exterminated all the other megafauna, but atleast they spared the bisons.

      My dad fought an emu once one on one and it nearly won. He threw a lasso around it and it dragged him around. He fought with it and eventually got in behind it and choked it out. He went out to smoke a cigarette and the emu was gone when he came back with the rope still around it.

      I think 2 v 1 that most men would be fucked.

      >If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world... They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom evendum-dum bulletscould not stop.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Polynesians arrived sometime before 1300, and all moa genera were soon driven to extinction by hunting and, to a lesser extent, by habitat reduction due to forest clearance. By 1445, all moa had become extinct, along with Haast's eagle, which had relied on them for food. Recent research using carbon-14 dating of middens strongly suggests that the events leading to extinction took less than a hundred years,[53] rather than a period of exploitation lasting several hundred years as previously hypothesised.

    There is no justice in this world

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus, how many were there if they were eaten within a hundred years?
      They still have well-preserved remains found in mud pits, they should try and clone one.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        A LOT. And fun fact, the last of the Moa only died some hundred years ago, and were seen and eaten by european explorers.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Animals have made each other go extinct since the beginning of life. There is no balance, only chaos. That is nature.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah except that usually takes thousands or millions of years, not hundreds

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      big bird if he real

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        with some small adjustments, could big bird be a successful species?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        with some small adjustments, could big bird be a successful species?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          why does it really need two distinct like that stages? realistically it would become a larger more predatory adult after its teeth came in and its claws grew out a bit more

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      reminds me of an alien from a movie but I can't remember what

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Moari's wiped out pretty much all of their original species of exotic birds. They don't like to talk about it.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    darwinian rejects' options:

    1) Cope

    2) Seethe

    3) Dilate

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      you do realize the largest animal to have ever existed is alive now right? (blue whale)
      flowers did not exist in the time of the dinosaurs
      now there exists birds who can imitate human words and machine noises
      there are so many things now we take for granted

      I really like blue whales but they're not as cool as large land animals. They don't have to support their own weight, they don't make complex movements and they get food by just swimming forward with their mouths open. For similar reasons a 100 meter tree doesn't impress us as much as a 12 meter tyrannosaurus.

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tfw no sabrecat gf

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > you don't see any megafauna when you go hiking
    Do coyotes count? Having to bring my 9 mil with me whenever I take my dogs to the nature preserve because the fuckers are rolling 5 and 6 deep now.
    Hell just the other night when I turned my floodlights on in the backyard to let them do their business had about 8 of them outside my fence sniffing around. And I'm in a residential area in Ohio mind you. Thankfully I'm not within the city limits and I was able to fire a couple shells from my shotgun into the dirt to run them off, but this is getting stupid. Even with the open season on them they still breed like rats.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Coyotes aren't supposed to be in Ohio, you can thank the extirpation of the wolf in the Eastern half of America for that. Also no, megafauna by definition has to weigh over 100 pounds/46 kilos. The largest coyote (for now, unless they keep breeding with wolves) only weighs 75 pounds.

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to pet him so bad, bros.
    Speaking of which why megafauna wasn't exterminated from Africa?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      They evolved along Homo species and climate change and hostile enviroment and shit.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Speaking of which why megafauna wasn't exterminated from Africa?
      The general explanation is that African megafauna coevolved with humans so they had more time to adapt.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Humans, and for the record the genus Homo, evolved in Africa. Megafauna in Africa are used to (or outright hate) the presence of humans, hell in the past there were predatory species that appear to have regularly eaten proto-humans, like Crocodylus anthropophagus and various Dinofelis species. That all changed once Homo erectus evolved, the first species to hunt big game.

      Homo erectus itself was responsible for the sudden decline of elephant species in the Middle East, and when they were reduced to only small pockets in Southeast Asia, other human species evolved in Europe and Asia to take their place. Megafauna suddenly didn't die out when Neanderthals existed from 40-400kya, because European and Asian megafauna were used to Neanderthals. They were not used to Homo sapiens, who from 11-70kya, slowly dominated most megafauna across Eurasia (combined with climate change).

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      African megafauna evolved alongside us and therefore had more time to adapt to our collective wily garden gnomery.

      Also Climate change after the last ice age didn't hit them anywhere near as hard.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bottom-right picture, what's the animal third from the left sticking its tongue out?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Palorchestes azael

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I miss them so much bros

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    you do realize the largest animal to have ever existed is alive now right? (blue whale)
    flowers did not exist in the time of the dinosaurs
    now there exists birds who can imitate human words and machine noises
    there are so many things now we take for granted

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I sometimes wonder what would happen if we ever found big foot or the yeti. We'd probably be amazed for a year or two and put them somewhere in the hominoid taxonomy. After that we'd put a bunch in the zoo and treat them like we do the other great apes.

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We need to remove africans from africa before it's too late

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Africa is the only continent with significant megafauna left. Africans clearly aren't the problem here.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Africans clearly aren't the problem here
        >all animal refugees and conservative zones have heavily armed guards ready to shot in the head the millions of poachers that lurk around waiting for a chance to poach anything.
        hmmmmmmmmmm

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Blame the chinese and their love for exotic animal cock medicine for that

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          When whites were killing wolves or exotic animals it was ok because it was "legal".

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Then we learnt our mistakes and brought them back. We're even working on bringing back the mammoth.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              >we learnt our mistakes
              moron like half of the US despises wolves, grizzlies, and bison and take every chance they can to lure them out of national parks to shoot them, all because of mUh CaTtLe

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Blame dumbfuck southerners who could barely pass middle school.

                Heck, most tribal morons in Africa still kill African wild dogs on site because of colonial propaganda from the 60's.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's just because they were incompetent until we gave them guns

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          You didn't give them guns, Arabs did. And even then, the only reason why poaching is a problem is because of European, Chinese, and Vietnamese bullshit. The Masaai, a traditional pastoralist culture, have been killing lions as a rite of passage for hundreds, possibly thousands of years, and yet that only became a problem once Europeans started going big game hunting all of the time in East Africa. Now they seldom kill lions due to falling populations, and they're about to be ethnically cleansed/removed from their homelands because big game hunters want their land as a natural reserve.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The only thing causing lion populations to go down is the increasing human population in Africa.
        >African wild dogs are endangered and wiped out from many countries.
        >The only thing stopping dumbass poachers is trained military that keep reservations under guard almost 24/7.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Africans clearly aren't the problem here
        >all animal refugees and conservative zones have heavily armed guards ready to shot in the head the millions of poachers that lurk around waiting for a chance to poach anything.
        hmmmmmmmmmm

        https://i.imgur.com/kVCG8W0.jpg

        [...]
        I'm not defending Africans, but Africa is the only continent that still has a lot of its native megafauna still alive. I wouldn't blame the Africans because they've clearly managed to strike an equilibrium with their environment.
        If anything we should get rid of chinks from Africa. Africans wouldn't poach if there wasn't an monetary incentive to.

        Not for long. Many of the poachers are just local nogs. Too retarded and apathetic to care about stealing beauty from their own countrymen.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That would be extremely hypocrite of us.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean wipe out china. No market for magic animal bone dick powder means they make a comeback.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Africans clearly aren't the problem here
      >all animal refugees and conservative zones have heavily armed guards ready to shot in the head the millions of poachers that lurk around waiting for a chance to poach anything.
      hmmmmmmmmmm

      I'm not defending Africans, but Africa is the only continent that still has a lot of its native megafauna still alive. I wouldn't blame the Africans because they've clearly managed to strike an equilibrium with their environment.
      If anything we should get rid of chinks from Africa. Africans wouldn't poach if there wasn't an monetary incentive to.

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We lost these guys. ;_;

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >doesn't know what megafauna is

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    For many cases, people only care about the animal just because it's extinct, like they say, you only miss something once it's gone. An example is the dodo, sure it's a pretty unique bird, but there's a living bird today that is very similar to it and nobody gives a shit about it, despite being a small flightless bird found only on one island (the Kagu)

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >For many cases, people only care about the animal just because it's extinct
      This.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        *mogs you in height and weight*
        Giraffes get taken down by lions, they ain't shit.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao thats way too big

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why would they need skin plates at that height?

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              For the same reason rhinos need them at their height.

              To keep parasites and mosquitos away.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            A horde of these things would still destroy your village.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              >That's right. Just like ZOMBIEEES! YOU WOULD DIE IN THE APOCALYPSE!!

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Wait, horde isn't the right word? Because I wasn't talking about zombies there, just giant beasts going on a stampede across your village.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                These giant beast would absolutely destroy your village, just like ZOMBIEEES!

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                A single elephant can carve an absolutely horrific path of destruction when pissed off. A herd can royally fuck up a village even worse. Now imagine not just having elephants capable of doing that but a bunch of other similarly sized or larger fauna species. Humans back then needed to kill to survive, most modern humans cry if the WiFi and water stop working for a few weeks. There’d be quite a few casualties before the bulk of humanity remembered guns are a thing now got its shit together.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Paraceratherium died out long before humans or even apes existed.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            what was their pregnancy time? 2 years?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            did they go extinct when cavemen tripped them up with tow rope?

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Went extinct WAYY before even great apes evolved.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you can't see any megafauna when you go hiking
          >In terrestrial zoology, the megafauna comprises the large or giant animals of an area, habitat, or geological period, extinct and/or extant. The most common thresholds used are weight over 46 kilograms or over a tonne, 1,000 kilograms.
          Where the fuck do you hike? Some sort of urban wasteland?

          *goes extinct*
          lmao

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Scale's way off. Wasnt that big. Someone obviously just shopped a man on there randomly

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FUCKING SIGHT, NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU. *slaps the bird and kiss a pic of a dodo*

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dodos were lame and deserved to go extinct. Large animals however are inherently cool. If mammoths never went extinct everyone would still love them.

      Why would they need skin plates at that height?

      against t rex

    • 7 months ago
      AppallingApustasa

      How is this similar to a dodo?

      Actually don't answer, I hate cope

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much every island has it's own endemic flightless bird. Comparing that to the dodo is a bit of a reach.

        The dodo was weirdly large though. The name dodo is memorable

        https://i.imgur.com/c9bsi7X.jpg

        I agree with your general point, but also wtf Kagus are way more mundane looking and don't have anything in common with Dodos other than maybe environmental niche which is a gay reason to like an animal and not at all why Dodos are cool. Blue footed boobies fills the that aesthetic niche much better anyhow.

        [...]
        seethe

        The dodo was funny looking. This bird is just normal looking

        I mean of course there's not quite a bird that looks like a dodo, I meant that a lot of the clout the dodo gets is from the fact that it's extinct, I'm sure that if it was alive we'd "be used to it" and it would be as popular as a something like a Kagu, maybe a bit more since it's so unique.
        If you want a better example try with the Passenger pigeon. A lot of people want it back but I guarantee that if was around people would mostly disregard it as another kind of "rat with wings"

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much every island has it's own endemic flightless bird. Comparing that to the dodo is a bit of a reach.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The dodo was weirdly large though. The name dodo is memorable

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with your general point, but also wtf Kagus are way more mundane looking and don't have anything in common with Dodos other than maybe environmental niche which is a gay reason to like an animal and not at all why Dodos are cool. Blue footed boobies fills the that aesthetic niche much better anyhow.

      Dodos were lame and deserved to go extinct. Large animals however are inherently cool. If mammoths never went extinct everyone would still love them.
      [...]
      against t rex

      seethe

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The dodo was funny looking. This bird is just normal looking

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    no need to thank us, we just thought bison needs more space and...NO! wait! white people don't kill bison! you are gonna make it go extinct! noooooooo!

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >killing enough bison to eat and maintain the ecosystem is the same as purposefully exterminating the vast majority of them

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        They would run entire herds off of cliffs before the Spanish reintroduced horses.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The reintroduced horses are an invasive species though and nothing like the horses from the ice age: they're larger, faster and their predators are now extinct. Since nothing is realistically able to hunt them, their population grows out of control

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >blaming native Americans

      Okay white man, where are your lions?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        We killed them for fun like we killed you for fun lmfao

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not native american.

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't go hiking in remote enough places to see them even if they did still exist right now.

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw reading there used to be crocodiles everywhere post KT extinction, from land dwelling (Sebecidae, Planocraniidae, Mekosuchinae ), to ocean dwelling (Dyrosauridae), giants like Purrosaurus, existing in places like Japan (Toyotamaphimeia) and even all over the north hemisphere (alligator fossils were found even in Canada), and becasuse of the ice age they are all gone.

    Damn, it's really not fair.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Dyrosauridae
      Yeah crazy that.

      https://i.imgur.com/RqqGF2Z.jpg

      >tfw all the coolest animals went extinct
      >you can't see any megafauna when you go hiking

      How did those big dawgs and dire wolves, smilodon and such die out so easily when North America is full of animals to eat.

      >killing enough bison to eat and maintain the ecosystem is the same as purposefully exterminating the vast majority of them

      Yet they exterminated all the other megafauna, but atleast they spared the bisons.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Yeah crazy that.
        I literally only knew about them yesterday from an youtube video.

        what's next, they actually tell me there were flying crocodiles alive post the KT event?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          check this

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Damn shame they all died. They were amazing creatures.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How did those big dawgs and dire wolves, smilodon and such die out so easily when North America is full of animals to eat.
        Pinetree forests apparently much less productive than eocene bioms to feed the giants and predators specialized for large prey

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

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