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10 Prehistoric Animals That Would Make Great Pets

By Becky Ferreira Jun 25, 2014

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Dogs and cats are great and all, but if you're looking for a pet that really sticks out, you have to go prehistoric. The Earth's ancient menageries are packed with animals that could be loyal protectors, cuddly companions, or domestic helpers, depending on what you're in the market for. And while the species on this list are long extinct, it's still fun to imagine how epic it would be to unleash them at the local dog park. So without further ado, here are the top 10 animals we think would make unforgettable pets!

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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