10 Prehistoric Creatures That Still Exist Today

  • Published on Oct 22, 2017
  • Creatures that existed already millions of years ago and survived various eras still live on our planet. These prehistoric creatures are the oldest living species.
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    Fossils are amazing finds, and they let us take a look at what life used to be like… some of them, though, are still alive and breathing today. Coming up… colossal stingrays, hideous sharks, ancient crustaceans and more. Join us as we take a look at some of the oldest prehistoric creatures that still exist today!

    Giant Salamander
    This list is comprised of creatures that, for one reason or another, were able to last the test of ages with their unique evolutionary behavior, but this one is a little more confusing. The giant salamander is the largest amphibian in the world, and it lives in China.
    Giant Stingray
    Camouflage is a unique and interesting survival tactic that works for species across almost all walks of life, and the most successful hunters have used this tactic to survive for millions of years.
    While a lot of these creatures look odd, some can be downright terrifying. The lamprey is one of the older living fossils, having its ancestors date back a whopping three hundred and sixty million years.
    Goblin Shark
    On the topic of horrifying prehistoric monsters, if you’re named after a fantasy villain, odds are good that you’re not a beauty queen. The goblin shark is a beast of the deep, dark seas, and if you looked the way it does, you might prefer a lightless world, too.
    Alligator Gar
    Not all of these living fossils are at the bottom of the sea, or off of mysterious coasts. Some live right in the heart of the USA. The alligator gar is a colossal fish that lives in freshwater lakes and rivers in North America.
    It’s important to remember that not all prehistoric creatures are horrendously ugly. The Solenodon is comparatively cute. It’s a venomous burrowing mammal that looks a lot like a large shrew, and it lives on islands in the Caribbean.
    Insects are found all over the planet, and have been roaming on the ground and in trees for hundreds of millions of years.

    The ability to grab and hold your prey has been developed by countless creatures in many unique ways, but once an animal can do it, they tend not to change that much.
    Horseshoe Crab
    Most of these prehistoric creatures appear pretty ancient, but this one really looks the part. The horseshoe crab is one of the oldest living creatures still in existence today. They live in shallow ocean waters and come to shore to breed.
    Sea Sponge
    Some creatures are so old that it’s incredibly difficult to determine… well, just how old they are. Sea sponges have been around for longer than we know, and are a unique group of animals that have adapted to all manner of sea living.

Comments • 30

  • World List
    World List  2 years ago +2

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  • A J
    A J 2 years ago

    Dude..... it's degradation. Not degration. Who writes your scripts??

  • Parker Phillips
    Parker Phillips 2 years ago +1

    Hey, how about we not fuck up Earth and cause species to be endangered and go extinct, how about that

  • Anne Goodin
    Anne Goodin 2 years ago +1

    Great videos! Love them all!

  • Grab And Dash420
    Grab And Dash420 2 years ago


  • Charles Miller
    Charles Miller 2 years ago

    "Habitat degration?!?" Think you lost a syllable there. I do beleive the word you're looking for is degradation.

    • Vladimir Drocov
      Vladimir Drocov 7 months ago


    • Charles Miller
      Charles Miller 2 years ago

      ...and you said it again! "The degration of the shore line..." Your job is to narrate videos. I would think the pronunciation of common English words would be fairly high on the list of prerequisites for doing this sort of thing. What? No? ... Well, more power to you, I guess man.

  • Ezzy Valentine
    Ezzy Valentine 2 years ago

    When you watch a world 5 video and then realize you know the hospital ER in the video...

  • Steve Solo
    Steve Solo 2 years ago

    Japan has a similar super salimander that has been known to take a child or two. The are aggressive and have a mean ass bite.

  • DogeScope HD
    DogeScope HD 2 years ago +1

    Under 500 views GANG

  • AngelDeBest
    AngelDeBest 2 years ago +5

    Well... I guess this explains how Sponge Bob wins against Goku 😂😂😂

  • Dialgavspalkia
    Dialgavspalkia 2 years ago +12

    Humans need to go extinct soon.. Seriously!

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      Headslasher lv3 2 years ago

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      Dialgavspalkia 2 years ago

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    • Devilman
      Devilman 2 years ago

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    • Dialgavspalkia
      Dialgavspalkia 2 years ago


  • Brandi Liner
    Brandi Liner 2 years ago

    Pelicans are my state bird (Louisiana)

  • Xlsample
    Xlsample 2 years ago


  • Where's my Irish whiskey? Tullamore.

    Horseshoe crabs also have blue blood that's farmed for use in testing medical equipment and vaccines.

  • Johanna Ellen
    Johanna Ellen 2 years ago +2


  • Marisa Hill
    Marisa Hill 2 years ago +3

    I love your videos!

  • The Giant Emerald
    The Giant Emerald 2 years ago