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Irish Deer

Irish Deer

Herds of the Giant Irish Deer lived in Europe and Ireland during the late Pleistocene until about 10,000 or 11,000 years ago.  It stood six feet high at its shoulders, the size of Moose, and its broad antlers spanned ten feet.

 

 


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Cave Bear

The Cave Bear lived in Europe during the Pleistocene (1.8 million years ago to 11,000 years ago) from 500,000 years ago until 10,000 years ago.  Their remains have been found in caves where they lived and early humans left their drawings on cave walls.  When upright, they stood 12 feet tall.

 

 


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Saber Tooth Tiger

Saber tooth tigers lived in Europe and North America.  They were fast runners for short distances and probably ambushed their prey in packs.  The Hoplophoneus species lived 20 million years ago.  The Smilodon species lived during the Pleistocene from 1.6 million years ago to 10,000 years ago when it became extinct. 

 

 

 

 

Saber Tooth Tiger

Saber Tooth Tiger

 

 


Cave Lion

Cave Lion

Cave Lions were the largest cat that ever lived, larger than modern day lions, almost 5 feet tall at the shoulder. Paintings of  have been found in caves of Europe and Asia, and even an ivory sculpture.  Some migrated to North America 100,000 years ago.  They became extinct around 10,000 years ago.

 

 


Wooly Rhinoceros, Charles R. Knight, Men of the Old Stone Age, 1916

Wooly Rhinoceros, Coelodonta

The Wooly Rhinoceros lived in the tundra of Europe and Asia as recently as 10,000 years ago.  It ate grasses and other plants, was 11 feet long, weighed 2400 lbs, and was hunted by humans.

 

 


 Pleistocene Moose Crovalces that lived in New Jersey

Crovalces a Pleistocene Moose that lived in North America
 


 

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