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Giant Ground Sloths lived in North and South America and went extinct about 10,000 years ago. These would be so cool to still have around!

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The Giant #Ground #Sloths: The giant ground sloth is believed to have weighed about 2.5 tonnes, the same as an Asian Elephant! Their fossils have been found from Patagonia to Alaska. The last ground sloths seem to have died out about 10,000 years ago. Saw this skeleton in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC when I was a kid. Must see!!!

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Giant Ground Sloth Megatherium | Giant Ground Sloth | Extinct around 10,500 years Before Present (BP), though some dates suggest 8,000-7000 years BP.

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Extinct Prehistoric Animals : Giant ground sloths of this genus were about the size of today's elephants. The megatherium only went extinct around 10,000 years ago (right around the time when humans started farming), and smaller relatives may have survived as late as the 16th century!

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Megalonyx; Ground Sloth; Late Miocene to Pleistocene, 10.3–0.011; Mammalia (Xenarthra);Described by Harlan, 1825; Artwork by MaCarl Buell?

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Trilobite fossil. Over 17,000 known species roamed the oceans for over 270 million years. From around 500 m years ago.

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