Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.

The Great Extinction

Extinction is nature's process of elimination. Sure, we all feel sad about what happened to the dinosaurs, and countless other life forms that existed throughout Earth's history, but it is a natural process. Nature gives life and then takes away. This is usually for the good of all living things. Animals that otherwise could not survive in a changing world is eliminated to make way for one that can. For example, if the dinosaurs had never become extinct, people would not be here, mammals would never have gotten very far.

Several mammal species are adaptable enough to withstand any changes made to the world. But these animals are regarded by humans to be nothing but mere pests. However once humans are gone, these animals will reign supreme.

When will it all happen? No one knows. There are theories though. How will it happen? Could be the same thing that killed the dinosaurs. However, humanity it's self might be our own undoing. Humans are smart, maybe too smart for their own good. We pollute the Earth with toxic materials, we chop down forests at the rate of acres per minute, we have ruined the ozone with hair sprays and other chemicals commonly used in our homes, and the list goes on. We have built on every piece of land the World has to offer, including the oceans. All this expansion and technology will most likely be the thing that kills us. The things that will live past us are the more adaptable little creatures, or animals that know how to make the best out of a bad situation.

When mammals change, they do it in a big way. Pay no attention to Animal Planet's "The Future is Wild", squids will NEVER take over the World. Maybe the waters, but never the land. Gravity would surely play against them. And if history is any indication, major animal groups do not die off. We still have reptiles left over from before the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are believed to have become the birds of today, and mammals will always be around as well. If humans do manage to get away, well, where would they go? No other planet that we know of yet is like Earth. Nothing can survive elsewhere and people have already attempted and failed to live inside an artificial environment. So what else is there?

Humans can only accept their fate gracefully the way the dinosaurs did and many other creatures before us. We can also hope the World will regenerate and change back to the world it once was.

Larger mammals, like this lion, who have
highly specialized diets and demands, are
less likely to survive when the extinction event

A suni antelope, one of the smallest antelopes.
Small mammals like
these are likely to survive because they
demand less of their environment than larger

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