Many Europeans (Whites) know very little about the animals their ancient ancestors hunted and the following images can help in remedying this. There were a diverse number of animals that European Caucasians hunted throughout the Ice Age including Bison, Wild Horses, Cave Lions, Cave Bears, Wolves, Wild Cattle, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Beaver and Mammoth Elephants.
The animals of Europe are very similar to, or the same as animals found in North America. Europe also has Beaver, Lynx, as well as a number of deer including Reindeer, Elk (known as a Moose in USA and Canada), Black and Brown Bears, White Swans, Hares and Rabbits, Wolverines, Stout and Weasels.
Europe's animals have had some irreversible extinctions including the Cave Bear, Woolly Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros and Giant Deer. Scientists have spent considerable time on re-wilding initiatives in Europe with plans to reinvigorate the megafauna populations. They have successfully reintroduced European Bison (pictured right). In the Ice Age bison lived on open tundra, today they live in forest areas and during the First World War the numbers were decimated and only through careful and selective breeding have their numbers risen to roughly 3,000 today.
They have also successfully brought back the Musk Oxen into Scandinavian regions. The Brown bear (pictured left), are found in North America, and Europe.
Hairy Rhino (pictured right) ,unfortunately the Woolly Rhino is now extinct, its skeletons are found occasionally.
The thick permafrost in Russian Siberia hides the mummified remains of ice age animals. In some cases, entire buried carcasses that have been shrunken and desiccated down to a natural mummified state have been dug up. Here are 10 such frozen mummies that tell us how these animals lived and looked during the Ice Age.
Przewalski Wild Horse
Przewalski Wild Horse (right picture ) Is a rare wild horse originally found in central Asia and was brought to Europe. This horse looks identical to cave painting images of horses found in Europe. The following video gives information on the Przewalski horses in Europe and Asia.BBC QED Gallop to Freedom (Narrated by David Attenborough ...
Used to roam all over Europe including the British Isles in large herds but sadly now is only found in Russia.
Tarpan Wild Horse
Tarpan: Repainting An Ancient Picture
The cave bear ( Ursus Spelaeus) lived in Europe and Asia and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Ice Age.
Third picture, Extinct baby cave lions, discovered in Siberia
European Ice Age Leopard
The Giant Cheetah
Centre picture the extinct Great Auk Bird
Wolves in Chernobyl Dead Zone
Wolves and other wildlife are living in the 30km 'dead zone,' which still surrounds the remains of the reactor in the city of Chernobyl near Belarus. This video shows bison, wild horses, beavers, bears, lynx and wolves that were hunted by Europeans many centuries ago.
Brown bear hunting
Bear hunting has long traditions in Scandinavia. It is a very thrilling hunt, but maybe not suitable for anyone. You've got to have guts!
Brown bear hunting and the Sami traditions and mythology
"Listen to your ancestors. Listen to tales from an age gone by - a long, long time ago as the legend goes there was a time when animals could talk when they behaved like us. There was a time when even the plants and the stones had a voice, a time when plants and animals were our brothers and sisters. There was a time when we worshiped the bear... a creature that has always lived side by side with us"
Woolly Mammoth Elephants
This film follows a young bumblebee-queen through a year to experience the life of these little furry beasties.
Empire of Ants
" David Attenborough is in the Swiss Jura Mountains to discover the secrets of a giant. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants. It is believed to be one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants from rival colonies live in peace. Their harmonious existence breaks many of the rules for both ants and evolution, and raises some important questions."
"In Bohemia, at the very heart of Europe, south of the Golden City of Prague and guarded by medieval castles, lies a hidden mosaic of lakes and gently flowing rivers, of misty forests and mysterious peat bogs."
This important wetland, shaped both by nature and man, is a magnet for plant, animal life and blue frogs and carp fist are caught for eating.
"The wide, often untouched wilderness of the Baltic hinterland is home to many animals. More than 350 brown bears live in the primeval forests of Alutaguse. In the spring, the Soomaa National Park transforms into a huge lake. Europe's widest waterfall is located in Latvia. In the beginning of May, vimba bream follow the course of the River Venta. More than 1000 wolves go on the hunt in Latvia's forests"
"Gentle, green meadows, rugged rock faces, mysterious lakes, dense forests, tall mountains, low-lying river deltas, quietly meandering mountain streams and smack dab in the middle, a unique fauna - Switzerland is an alpine country, with rare, selected animal species and present their behavioural patterns, such as the Swiss or Arven jay, the lynx and albino catfish."
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