A Glimpse of What We've Lost: 10 Extinct Animals in Photos

Tarpan

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tarpan photo

credit: Scherer

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The Tarpan, or Eurasian Wild Horse, lived in the wild until sometime between 1875-1890, with the last wild one killed during an attempt the capture it. The last one in captivity died in 1918. Tarpans stood slightly under 5' tall at the shoulder, with a thick mane, a grullo colored body with dark legs, with dorsal and shoulder stripes. There's some debate about whether the photo above is a genuine Tarpan, but the image, from 1884 is claimed to be the only photo of a live Tarpan.