We all know about the classic dogs like the retrievers, labs, and terriers, but what about the Cuban Mastiff? Have you heard of the Salish Wool Dog? Sadly, these along with plenty of other canines have, by many international if not all of them, gone extinct. Read on to learn more about these poor pups.
1. The Tasmanian Tiger
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Scientifically known as the Thylacinus cynocephalus or “dog-headed pouched one” when translated from Greek, was technically not a canine. It was actually a marsupial due to its pouch, but made its way here by looking like a striped, long version of a dog. The “tiger” part of its name comes from its resemblance to the striped feline. The Thylacine (another name for this animal) was the largest, most widely known carnivorous marsupial of the time. This species became extinct in 1936 by all international standards due to being hunted. In more recent years, there have been apparent sightings, but they have not been confirmed completely.
A documentary was made in 2015 on the possible return of this seemingly extinct species. So, what do you think? Are they still around?