The Great Auk
By Landon Belcher
The Great Auks Description
The great auk is an animal that has been extinct for over 172 years (1844). The great auk became extinct because of hunters looking for their feathers to make pillows and sell them for money. They had wings but could not fly so they mostly traveled by swimming and walked with it's small legs; they are closely related to a penguin.Their scientific name is Pinguinus Impennis. He is approximately 2.75 feet tall and about 11 lbs, it looks like the penguin but a little bigger.
The Great Auk's Enemies and Defence
The Great Auk's enemies is the Okra, the White Tailed Eagle, and Polar Bears. The Great Auk got killed easy because it had no defenses.