The Irish Elk was the largest deer that ever lived.    Its home was Eurasia, from Ireland into the lakes at Baikal, and it lived during the Pleistocen area.    The last of the giant deer died out about 7 thousand years ago. Artwork by Charles R. Knight

The Irish Elk was the largest deer that ever lived. Its home was Eurasia, from Ireland into the lakes at Baikal during the Pleistocen area. The last of the giant deer died out about 7 thousand years ago.

The 15 Most Beautiful and Amazing Extinct Animals

The 15 Most Beautiful and Amazing Extinct Animals

10 extinct animals science could bring back from the dead. My vote is for this incredible Irish Elk.

Stag by  Aaron Horkey

Stag by Aaron Horkey. Thier grandmother's maiden name is Horkey. This is fitting in many ways.in sync !

The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) of Pleistocene Europe. Although its body size was similar to an Alaskan moose, M. giganteus is famous for possessing the largest antlers ever observed in the d...

The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) of Pleistocene Europe. Although its body size was similar to an Alaskan moose, M. giganteus is famous for possessing the largest antlers ever observed in the d.

"The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago." More at the post. Text & image via vincentkhoo819 And, look at those vertebral spines in the upper thoracic region!  Must have been attachment site for some massive muscles.

"The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene.

Follow the Piper: IRISH ELK

I haven't told you about any extinct animals for a while, but today I am going to tell you about the Irish Elk.

ShukerNature: "THE LAST OF THE IRISH ELKS? - INVESTIGATING SOME MEGALOCEROS MYSTERIES"

ShukerNature: "THE LAST OF THE IRISH ELKS? - INVESTIGATING SOME MEGALOCEROS MYSTERIES"

Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago in Siberia.

Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about years ago in Siberia. <<<-- Uh i think you mean Middle Earth

The legendary Irish Elk, Megaloceros giganteus, is represented by this superb specimen.

The legendary Irish Elk, Megaloceros giganteus, is represented by this superb specimen.

Megaceros or Irish Elk lived throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene.  They were among our first Animal Gods.

Megaceros or Irish Elk lived throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene. They were among our first Animal Gods.

Irish Elk (Megaloceros Giganteus)

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