extinct species

  1. blessmycottonsocks

    Are Aurochs Almost Back From Extinction?

    The last genuine aurochs (Bos primigenius), considered to be the larger and far more muscular wild ancestor of modern domestic cattle, died in eastern Europe in the 17th century. The Tauros Programme, founded in The Netherlands in 2008, has successfully back-bred several large and robust cattle...
  2. rynner2

    The Nazi Aurochs Breeding Project (Heck Cattle)

    Devon farmer forced to kill 'Nazi' cows because they are too aggressive Derek Gow killed more than half his herd because they could not be handled Derek Gow with his 'Nazi' cattle Photo: SWNS.com By Victoria Ward 11:28AM GMT 05 Jan 2015 A farmer has been forced to cut down Britain's only...
  3. Swifty

    Eating Mammoth

    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum?. I've been trying to find an old (1890's?)photograph supposedly showing a load of aristocrat looking types sat inside a large dinosaur's rib cage and dining on thawed out Wooly Mammoth steaks. This is the most credible sounding link I've found...
  4. T

    Tracking Living African Pterosaurs

    Tracking Living (Or Recently Dead) African Pterosaurs Posted by Chris Parker Dec 17 2009 One might think that the continent of Africa would be the repository of animal fossils of all types but the number of pterosaur fossils discovered there have been few and far between. I say this with the...
  5. Mouldy13

    Mammoth Survival?

    I remember reading somewhere years ago that an egyptian wall painting showing some gifts being given to one of the early Pharoahs "quite clearly shows a juvenile mammoth". I can't remember exactly where I read it though. Anyone got any Ideas?
  6. ramonmercado


  7. feen5


    Interesting article from the BBC website. I've always found the pterosaurs the most fasinating of the dinosaur groups. Flying reptile mystery 'solved' The specimen belonged to the species Tupuxuara UK scientists say they have solved the mystery of why prehistoric flying reptiles grew...
  8. A

    Neanderthals: New Findings & Theories

    This article alleges that autism in modern humans (and its particular prevalence in those of N/W European ancestry) derives from interbreeding between H.s.neanderthalensis and H.s.sapiens, and that the autistic mind is actually representative of a "normal" Neanderthal mentality... As there...
  9. M

    Dinosaurs: New Findings & Theories

    Original thread title under which this was posted: Dinosaur Ass Print http://www.thespectrum.com/news/stories/20040326/localnews/152089.html
  10. A

    Mammoths: Out Of The Past & On The Horizon

    Scientists Hope to Recreate Mammoths some Inuit hunters in Canada still think there are some still kicking around but just to be sure well make some in a test tube ;) http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=624&ncid=753&e=10&u=/ap/20020822/ap_on_sc/recreating_mammoths_1
  11. M

    The Dodo Thread

    ... which would be a fortean subject by itself :) Does anyone remember the name of the book about dodo-like birds found alive and well on a small South Pacific island? I think it was written by the man who set up Jersey zoo (whose name escapes me now...). Stop me if I begin to make sense...
  12. A


    This has probably been asked before but i probably missed it! Anyone have any thoughts as to whether Carcaradon Megalodon is still swimming around somewhere in the murky depths of the ocean? There was the report from around the 1920s in Australia (i think) of a white coloured shark of around 50...