I think Thranduíl (Legolas' dad) rode an Irish elk. This is exactly what I mean! I thought somebody with a big imagination thought of a gigantic elk, but as it turns out, it's an extinct animal.I just found this thread and Oh lord!
The Irish Elk (Horn span of 3.65m/12.0feet, largest found of any animal) which would be majestic as fuck and make a hunter a great Disney villain.
Haast's Eagle from my Homeland New Zealand, while this bird had a proportionally smaller wingspan than modern day eagles, it was far heavier and still able to carry away small Maori children.
Whoah, I love his face, so many teeth, yet so silly :happy:.Since you did not say it should be a creature we actually want back, I choose: Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus
Admit it, everybody loves dinosaurs and this is a particular beauty I always found extremely fascinating.
Not that I'd like to see it right in front of me xD.