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My Extinct Favorite.. by MachatiStamps My Extinct Favorite.. by MachatiStamps
Extinct animals always look really cool D:

The species shown are:
Thylacine, Quagga, Golden Toad, Passenger Pigeon, Caspian Tiger


Stamp template -> $zilla774
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:iconeveryday-im-wumboing:
quaggas are cute.
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so true. Thylacines (although I don't think they are really quite extinct) and Quaggas and Sabrecats etc... <3
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TailsRox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Soooo... when do humans get to become extinct.  Seriously, we're causing our own mass extinction right now...
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Luxray-Insanity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The quagga was my favorite...
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The-Sexy-Cubone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true.


R.I.P ALL the extinct animals both past and presant
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Black-White-Skys Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thylacines....:heart:
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life-in-a-jar Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah they are cool :heart:
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Avid-Avian Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I find it so sad how many passenger pigeons there were and now look bam, nothing..
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Hyena27 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stamp:) it has been featured here #Protect-Wildlife
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RJ8 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice stamp though there have been cases where the Golden Toad, Tasmanian Tiger/Thylacine and Caspian Tiger are probably still around but in small numbers.

There have been cases where animals thought to be extinct have been rediscovered, also it's estimated that there's over 8.8 million plant and animal species alive today but only a quarter have been discovered.

The closest thing to a Quagga I've seen are Zonkeys(Zebra/Donkey) and Zorses(Zebra/Horses).
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
It's virtually impossible to prove that something doesn't exist. However, at least in the case of the thylacine, it's existence is highly unlikely. It has been searched again and again for more than 70 years without a single good piece of evidence. Not that I don't want to believe they're still there, but mostly it's just wishful thinking.
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RJ8 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a point, though many researchers have found tracks and made footprint cases.

Plus there are areas of Tasmania that have been unexplored since the 1920s and the government at one point still had it listed as endangered and I doubt all the reports of people seeing them are wrong.

About 8 to 10 reports are filed each year.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
On the other hand, all the large scale expeditions to find proof of thylacines have failed. I hope you are right and there is enough unexplored thylacine habitat where a small population might still persist.

I have read the eyewitness reports, and some of them do seem credible enough to believe in. Unfortunately though, human observation is incredibly unreliable. Where I live, it happens once in a while that moose hunters shoot each other and afterward claim that they clearly saw a moose, with horns and all, coming through the bushes instead of a man in bright red clothes.
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RJ8 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point, there's a novel called The Hunter where a man is hired by a private research company to track down the last living Tasmanian Tiger.

I've seen one photo that showed the back of an animal that had tan colored fur and dark brown stripes.

Many people thought the Honshu Wolf in Japan was extinct but now citizens in rurual areas have reported hearing wolves howling at night.

It's not uncommon for a species to be rediscovered.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
It is, fortunately, pretty common for species to be rediscovered, since it's next to impossible to really confirm an extinction. Rainforest amphibians, pygmy primates and shrews are rediscovered all the time. However, rediscovery of a large carnivore that has been gone for more than 70 years, despite being extensively searched? Very, very rare. Not impossible, but unlikely.

Can you direct me to the source of the howling wolves in Honshu? It sure sounds interesting. Though only the voice is not too convincing: dogs howl too. Honshu is also really, really densely populated and has been that for a very long time. It's unlikely that a population of large carnivores would have avoided contact with humans in such a place for a hundred years.

To compare: in Finland, there are 16 people per square kilometer, in Japan, 337 (and Honshu is the most densely populated of the islands). Still, our 150 wolves seem to collide with humans all the time despite there being so few of them they are probably going extinct in a few decades due to inbreeding. Even I have seen wild wolves once.

Of course, the mountain ranges in Japan give some additional shelter to wildlife.
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RJ8 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True, the story was on Wikipedia under unconfirmed sightings.

There is a Japanese dog breed called the Shikokou which is considered a domesticated version of the Japanese wolf.

The Hokkaido and Honshu wolves were the chihuahuas of the wolf family.

Here's part of a short story I wrote featuring my Tasmanian Tiger character:

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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out there is some Honshu wolf blood in Japanese dog breeds. Wolves were, apparently, tamed multiple times in other parts of the world and the dogs derived from them then interbred with each other and, once in a while, with the wolves of their region. In the far north, sled dogs are still mixed with wolves once in a while. So why not in Japan too?

A nice story. I do like to think that the Tasmanians could have just domesticated their thylacines instead of paying people for killing them. Though they did also kill the native people, so why expect humanity towards animals?
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CloudedQuagga Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Yay a quagga! :iconquaggaplz:
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genkistamps Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Mine is. See: Icon.
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MachatiStamps Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Ditto ;w; If I could go back in time I'd want to visit one where my favorite, the Thylacine, was still around and kicking :heart:
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TheMysteriousNeon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr me too ;(
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