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Europe & Middle Eastern Wildlife

 

European bison image

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.

brown bear image

They have also successfully brought back the Musk Oxen into Scandinavian regions.  The Brown bear (pictured left), are found in North America, and Europe.

Ice Age Animals of Europe

Hairy Rhino (pictured right) ,unfortunately the Woolly Rhino is now extinct, its skeletons are found occasionally.

 

 

The Permafrost of Siberia in Russia Hides the Mummified Remains of Ice Age Animals.
 

  10 Most Amazing Permafrost Discoveries of Ice Age Mega-fauna

 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.

Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life

 

 

Animal Videos

 

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 ...

 Saiga

 Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

 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

Cave Bear

  The cave bear ( Ursus Spelaeus)  lived in Europe and  Asia and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Ice Age. 

Extinction || Cave Bear || Ursus spelaeus || Fact & Photos

 

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Woolly Rhinoceros
 
 
 
 European Bison (Wisent).
 
 
 
Auroch Wild Cattle
 
Picture on the right  showing wild Cattle and horses was painted over 15,000 years ago by Ice Age Europeans, and this cave complex can be found in Southwest France and contains some of the most remarkable Palaeolithic cave paintings in the world.  
 
 
 
Lascaux Cave Paintings
 
 
Cave Hyena
 
 
 
 
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Ice Age Lion
 

 Third picture, Extinct baby cave lions, discovered in Siberia

Extinction || European or Eurasian Cave Lion || Facts & Photos

Ice Age Lion to be Cloned By Scientists 

 

Saber-Toothed Cats

Saber-Toothed Cats Mingled With Modern Humans

 

European Ice Age Leopard

Tales Of Forgotten || European Ice Age Leopard

 

European Jaguar

Europe's Most Primitive Big Cat That Once Roamed Much Of Continen

 

The Giant Cheetah

pardinensis || The Great Swift Hunter of European & Asian Plains

 

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 Centre picture the extinct Great  Auk Bird

Extinction of Great Auk II Facts & Photos you want to see and know

 

 

Related Videos

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"

 

Moose Deer.

The Best Moose Documentary EVER.

 

Reindeer

Facts about Reindeer

The scoop on reindeer!

 

Muskoxen

Muskoxen resettlement in Yakutia_eng

The Return of the Musk Ox HD

 

Woolly Mammoth Elephants

Woolly Mammoth || Can We See Them Roaming On This Earth Again ?

Mammoth Tusk Treasure Hunt

  Hunting siberian mammoths documentary

Mammoth Hunter

 

Dwarf Elephants

Dwarf Elephants of Sicily & Malta

Dwarf Elephant Odyssey?

 

Bumblebees

This film follows a young bumblebee-queen through a year to experience the life of these little furry beasties.

Secrets of Bumblebees

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."

Attenboroughs and the Empire of the Ants 2018| Ant Documentary| BBC

 

 

Rewilding Europe

Where the Wild Things Were

Rewilding Europe Trailer

 

Images courtesy of Wikipedia and The Coveners League

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