Extinct Animals List

On this page we list numerous animal species that have gone extinct over the last few centuries. Listing all the species that have become extinct throughout history or even over the last couple of centuries would be impossible. This becomes apparent when you consider the fact that over ninety percent of all the species that ever walked the earth are now extinct. Where a few species do evolve the majority die off due to numerous reasons like climatic change and changes in food sources. The information on this page and in this category "Extinct Animals List" is meant to give both kids and adults alike a sample of the many interesting creatures that are now extinct. The extinct animal list below has the date the species became extinct or was thought to have become extinct in parentheses.

Extinct Animals List - 18th century

Extinct Animals List - 19th century

Extinct Animals - 20th century

Extinct Animals - 21st century