The earth is full of creatures some of which are yet to be discovered and some of which are gone. The first humans had a chance to see some extinct giant creatures that once ruled the World and thankfully enough, they passed on this knowledge by drawing these creatures in caves. For this reason, let’s take a look at six of the extinct giant creatures that once existed on this earth.
Sivatherium is one of the most heavily weighted giraffids that once inhabited the African continent and some parts of India, being also considered the largest ruminant of all time eating mainly grass. This animal is very much like a giraffe with a layer of skin but also has horns that look like an antelope. It is a close copy of the modern Okapi and can grow up to 9.8 in height and weigh up to 1,200 kg.
Woolly Rhinoceros are a class of rhinoceros that once lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene epoch until they disappeared about 1000 years BC. They can reach up to 2 m tall and a height of up to 5 m with a weight of 3,175 kg. Some researchers have dedicated their extinction to climate change while others have dedicated it to over-hunting of humans.
Megatherium is a Giant species of ground sloth that once roamed the forests of South and North America for a long time. These animals primarily feed on leaves and can weigh up to 40000 kg which is about 10 times the size of a normal slot. These giant creatures are said to have become extinct about 10,000 years ago.
The wonders of the Argentavis also known as the Giant Teratorn are one of the two most numerous birds discovered by mankind. This giant bird stands at an incredible 2 meters in length with wingspan up to 7 meters wide. Even if the giant birds are extinct, they are said to live in the skies of central and northwestern Argentina and Alaska where a sample of the bird’s fossils has been obtained.
Smilodon were a famous prehistoric animal best known for their long sharp toothed blades that are often pointed sabertooth that can grow up to 25 cm in height. They are close in physical resemblance to a normal tiger except for their long sharp teeth and they live in the forests of North, South, and Central America and Hunt are mostly antelopes and horses. This cat species evolved into three subspecies which all became extinct about 10,000 years ago.
Which of the animals did you just see for the first time? Let us know in the comment box below.
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