i just realised i should probably post more recently extinct animals ;O;
Steller’s Sea Cow
The largest member of the order Sirenia (Dugongs and Manatees etc.), it went extinct in 1768 due to overhunting by Europeans- just 27 years after it was first discovered. It grew to around 30ft in length, making it considerably larger than its extant counterparts.
I’ve been in Cambridge for the last couple of weeks and managed to get some time to do a few sketches in the fantastic University Museum of Zoology
Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)
Hairy-nosed wombat - not sure if it’s Northern or Southern (Lasiorhinus Spp.)
Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijni)