When all the animals of one kind are gone, they are extinct.

Extinct means gone forever.

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Dinosaurs are extinct.

They died when the weather changed but they could not change how they lived, so they all died.

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These are woolly mammoths.

They are extinct.

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People hunted and killed animals such as the dodo and the thylacine until they had all gone.

Thylacine. Getty Images

Thylacine. Getty Images

 

They are extinct.

 

 

 


Words

extinct (say ex-ting-t)

  • All the animals of one kind are gone, there are none left. Plants can also be extinct.

dinosaur (say die-na-saw)

  • Huge reptiles that lived millions of years ago

mammoth (say mam-uth)

  • Animals that were very like elephants but with very long fur and huge tusks

thylacine (say thigh-luh-seen)

  • It was also called Tasmanian tiger. It could open its mouth very wide.

Animal Allsorts, an animal alphabet:

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