December 18

Extinct animals

Extinct animals are animals that are no longer living. Today I am going to tell you about two extinct animals–Megladons and Dodo birds.



Megalodons lived about 23 million years ago. They lived in the ocean around Australia. Megalodons where over 60 feet long and weight over 60 tons. One cool fact about megalodons is that they had over 276 teeth and 5 rows of them! Megalodons ate fish, whales, sea turtles and more. Boy am I glad that megalodons went extinct over 3.6 million years ago. I don’t want to be eaten up by one.

Dodo Birds

Dodo birds

Dodo birds lived on the island Mauritius they ate berries, fruit, nuts and rocks to help them grind up the food in their stomach. Dodo birds couldn’t fly they were three feet tall and were the color gray and white. Dodo birds went extinct in 1681 about 338 years ago because of Dutch sailors who sailed to the island and hunted dodos for food because they couldn’t fly and where not afraid of humans.

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Posted December 18, 2019 by kiera in category Animals, Student Posts

5 thoughts on “Extinct animals

  1. yael

    Dear Kiera,
    Great job! I’m really interested in extinct animals since most of them are very different from animals today. I also really like sea creatures so that made the megladons even more intresting for me. I was wondering are the megladons like sharks?

    Best Regards,

    1. Kiera

      Dear Yael,
      Thanks for asking, megalodons were like sharks but they were way bigger. Megalodons were about 50 to 60 feet long

  2. Logan

    Dear Kiera

    I am also happy that megalodons died because I do not went to get eaten but, I thing the dodo birds are cute but, I thought the megalodons ate them but, no the hunters.But how did the megalogdons die?



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