10 Now-extinct Animals from the Ice Age

By Manish Choudhary

1. Woolly Mammoth

Huge furry elephant with tusks. Lived in North America, Europe, and Asia, but gone 4,000 years ago. 

2. Mastodon 

Big like mammoths but with straight tusks. Ate leaves, gone 10,000 years ago. 

3. Cave Lion 

Biggest lion, 25% larger. Hunted reindeer, bison. Gone 13,000 years ago. 

4. Dire Wolf 

Giant wolf in North and South America. Gone 9,500 years ago. 

5. Short-faced Bear 

Biggest land carnivore in North America. Omnivores, gone 13,000 years ago. 

6. Irish Elk 

Largest deer with huge antlers. Gone 11,000 years ago. 

7. Giant Ground Sloth 

Huge herbivore on hind legs. Gone 10,000 years ago. 

8. Woolly Rhino 

Like today's rhinoceros but furry. Gone 10,000 years ago. 

9. Smilodon 

Cool predators with saber teeth. Gone around 10,000 years ago. 

10. Cave Hyena 

Bigger than today's hyenas. Strong scavengers, gone 11,000 years ago.