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The giant ancestors of today's sloths stood 10 feet tall and ate meat, a new study found

An artistic reconstruction of the South American giant ground sloth feeding on the carcass of a prehistoric herbivore related to modern llamas. Jorge Blanco Ground sloths occupied South America during the last ice age before going extinct 10,000 years ago. Scientists thought these giant creatures ate plants like their modern, tree-climbing counterparts. But a study found one ground sloth species also ate meat, scavenging from carcasses when it could. We think of sloths as slow-moving, gent...
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We're Going to Need a Bigger Terrier!

These giant tunnels were likely dug by huge extinct sloths or armadillos at least 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Giant Sloth versus Dire Wolves From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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