There have been some really cool creatures on this planet in the past. Here are some of the weirdest, most wonderful things to ever stroll, stride, crawl or soar around the Earth.
Pinta Island Tortoise
Born in around 1910, Lonesome George was the very last Pinta Island Tortoise. He was first discovered in 1971, by which point all other members of his species were already gone. Over the next forty years, anthropologists tried to find George a mate from his own species, but these efforts failed as even breeding with related tortoise species proved unviable. Lonesome George finally died in 2012.