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Prehistoric Animals

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Parent Category: Animal Life
Prehistoric animals represent the vast majority of extinct animals. Through exploration, scientists are piecing together from the first sea dwelling organisms to modern day species. Types of questions covered are about animals who existed before recorded history and the ever popular debate as to what caused the dinosaur extinction.
On each of the first eight abdominal segments on opposite sides there is a small airhole. These holes lead to a network of tubes (trageas) that branches through the whole body.
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jurassic time yes i think that they can if they wanted to bring dinosaus back to life if they wanted to i also think that if scientists are so smart they would answered this question in a quick second.  No In order to extract DNA they would need actual genetic material. Fossilized remains are …
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The Early Cambrian climate was probably moderate at first, becoming warmer over the course of the Cambrian, as the second-greatest sustained sea level rise in the Phanerozoic got underway. However, as if to offset this trend, Gondwana moved south with considerable speed, so that, in Ordovician time,…
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you can find a map on www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/larson/smilodon.html
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Well the huge bones of the mastodon skeleton are on display at the Tualatin Library. The mastodon, now extinct, was once common in North America. The bones of this large mammal were discovered by Tualatin residents just a short distance from the Library. Tualatin is a city just a few miles south of…
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In prehistoric times Florida was underwater in the Siluarian Sea so you would find many sea creatures back then.
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Answer Mastodons Prime example is the Dodo. The wolf was hunted to extinction in UK.
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50-60 feet
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The Bloop, because with extremely loud and low frequent sound the sound kilometer is more than 3,000 km miles from it's source. If its an animal, it is louder than the loudest animal in the World. +++ If that fantasy, including the invented "sound kilometre [sic]", means anything to anyone... Good L…
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Yes the Kraken is very real
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While the monster you may or may not be thinking of isn't real, the Kraken IS based on a real animal--the giant squid.
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Silicification is the process by which organic material is converted into stone by impregnation with silica. It is a rare form of fossilization.
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The Megalodon was approximately 40 feet (12 metres) long, although fossil records show that they could often grow as large as 78 feet (18 metres). So if you were to stand the Megalodon on its nose it would be as tall as a six story building. I've heard this question many times, and to make it quic…
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North america, Russia Answer: Siberia 1901
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Like modern elephants, mammoths were grazers. Most of their diet consisted of grass. Also like modern elephants, however, they probably ate some leaves and occasional fruit.
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There were 5 major times in history that mass extinctions occured. These were in the: 1) Late Ordovician 2) Devonian 3) End of the Permian 4) Late Triassic 5) End of the Cretaceous The Permian extinction was the largest and killed off 90% of the Earth's species. The cause is believed to be re…
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Up to 100 tonnes or more.
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AnswerIn the ocean.  AnswerThey are common along the Atlantic coast, in shallow water.  Answermostly found in shallow bays along the coast line, mosly found at the bottom most horseshoe crabs live on the coast of sand bars or just the reegular beach. in the united states you can see he…
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Grasshoppers are insects. Like all insects, they have a system of tubes and air sacks that carry oxygen directly from the atmosphere to the tissues. They don't have lungs, and they don't need their circulatory system in order to get oxygen to their tissues.
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Answer Sir Richard Owen coined the word dinosaur, meaning "fearfully great lizard," in 1842. In Greek, "deinos" means "fearfully great" and "sauros" means "lizard." Newly discovered dinosaurs are named by the discoverer or by the paleontologist who determines that it represents a new genus. T…
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The Woolly mammoth used its incisors (tusks) to dig in the snow and pick up plants and tree parts to eat.
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Dinosaurs -Dilophosaurus -Allosaurus -Diplodocus -Ceratosaurus -Stegosaurus -Kentrosaurus -Brachiosaurus -Camarosaurus -Dryosaurus -Ying long Ammonites crabs coral insects
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wooly mammoth, wooly rhinoceros, bison, ground sloths, deer, saber tooth tiger, cave bear, and dire wolf and humaniods
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Animal life in the last Ice Age consisted of a larger diversity of animals closely related to those that live today, including relatives of bears, lions, buffaloes, sloths, and monkeys as well as species known to be extant today. The climate of the time was overall colder in average global temperatu…
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Actually, they probably lived like modern elephants, roaming plains but maybe finding shelter in caves, but this would be hard for a large beast like a mammoth.
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The oldest fossils in the world are found in western Australia and are those of primitive bacteria. They are about 3.5 billion years old.
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The dire wolf (canis dirus) looked like a gray wolf (canis lupis) the only difference was that the dire wolf was bigger than the gray wolf.
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The Jurassic is an age that began about 200 million years ago and stretched for about 50 million years to about 150 million years ago. Radiometric dating can identify certain materials as being from that period, but we don't have a "radiometric system" for the Jurassic, per se. Radiometric dating is…
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Samuel L. Jackson and Chuck Norris
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Griffins, like most creatures, are not inherently good or evil. They are construed as one or the other based on their relations with humans. There are different legends about griffins. Griffins are large creatures with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. Since lion is the king of animals an…
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Answer...Zygorhiza - A long, sea serpent like whale from the Eocene.Appalachiosaurus - A primitive tyrannosaurid related to Albertosaurus, only known from the East Coast.Lophorothon - A type of hadrosaur.Answer...Zygorhiza - A long, sea serpent like whale from the Eocene.Appalachiosaurus - A primiti…
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Yes, prehistory for Hawaii started 1778 CE when Captain James Cook and his crew accidentally found Hawaii while searching for the fabled Northwest Passage. Due to a lack of written records from this time period, nearly all of our knowledge of prehistoric Hawaiian comes from archeology and Native Haw…
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The Paleo-Indians hunted a wide variety of large game animals. They may have also fished and hunted smaller game. Creatures we know that they hunted include mammoths, camelops (a species of American camel), American horses, deer, and bison.
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Answer It's simple: survival of the fittest. If there were two animals of the same age and gender, but one was bigger, the bigger one would be more likely to survive; mainly because it would be stronger and weigh more. With more strength and weight, it could take down more prey in a shorter perio…
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Fossil records indicate the main populations of woolly mammoths were in northern North America and northern Eurasia . Answer The Mammoth also lived in Siberia, Northern Europe. They originated from northern Africa The earliest mammoths lived in Africa, Europe and Asia about 5 millio…
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They are now extinct, but they used to lived in the North American and Eurasian prairie plains 1.7 million years ago because they ate grass.
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The paleontologists who found them named them.
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Some dinosaurs were carnivores who's diet consisted of meat and others were herbivores eating only plants, and then there were omnivores who eat meat and plants.herbivores eat leaves and carnivores eat other dinosaurs
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you may be thinking of 'el chupacabra'. it's a creature of legend, never existed.
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wooly mammoths were herbivores . They only ate grass and plants
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Megalodon did exist. Their teeth were commonly found fossils for hundreds of years before it was discovered that they were actually the teeth of a giant shark. Before that, they thought that the teeth were the petrified tongues of dragons! Megalodon were sharks, that may have been up to 50 feet long…
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The Shark Megalondon Did exist. Although Its been dead for a really really long time. They think none did Survive. Someone else said :Although some people think that it still exists deep under the sea.Not all Fish and shark species have been discovered.Scientists say that fish and sharks are big…
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PetroleumAnswer 2 Hence why we call them 'fossil fuels'. Oil and gas comes from sea animals and coal comes from ancient forests.
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Mammoths had a similar diet to the African bush elephant. They primarily ate grass, which means that they were grazers. They also ate fruits and leaves on occasion.
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Too many people to count. This year, Robert Taylor found a nearly complete skeleton of a woolly mammoth in Siberia.There a lot of them who discovered fossils of ice age animals. These people are called paleontologists.
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In north america and euorpe and south america.
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well, they were herbivores so they ate like grass and leaves and they rarely ate fruit.
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Mammoths are herbivore They mainly ate nuts. Since they lived in grassland, they ate grass and bark from trees too. Dont listen to that stuff do a google searchMammoths were grazers. They primarily lived on grass, like African savanna elephants do today. Also like modern elephants, mammoths ate occa…
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Answer The earliest direct evidence for true mammalian life lies in a single fossilized brain case, found in China and described by Zhe-Xi Luo and Ai-Lin Sun in the 2001 issue of Science. The find, named Hadrocodium wui, dates to around 195 million years ago, placing the origin of true mammals …
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Answer It was not made. They did not use gas or oil back then. Oil which seeped out at the surface ( more like tar as the gas and lighter part would dissipate into the atmosphere) was used. Answer Crude oil, natural gas, and coal are made when biological material (usually algae) is buried …
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it is know as a hominid and was still more than apes.
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Sheep, goats, pigs, leopards, donkeys, cats, cattle and deer, which they later domesticated.
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Manny is a big elephant.
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Minmi is a non-avian (not birdlike) dinosaur, and therefore there is debate over whether this dinosaur is cold blooded or not. It is my personal opinion that it was warm blooded, but only avian dinosaurs are known to be warm blooded.
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Fossil records suggest that starfish came about in the Cambrian period. This was about 500 to 570 million years ago. This is part of the Cambrian burst, a period of time when there was sudden explosion complex lifeforms on the planet.
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The Hawaiian islands first began to form tens of millions of years ago. The definition of prehistory is "any time before written records," and the first written records were made about 5,500 years ago. There were definitely animals in Hawaii before that, thus, Hawaii did have prehistoric animals.
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I don't think anyone can really answer that because both cat and dog came from the same ancestor called the Miacis, which dates back 40-50 million years ago. The cat's best know historic ancestor is the Sabretooth Tiger. According to this website, it indicates that humans and cats became associated…
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A dire wolf is a wolf that lived quite some time ago. There was nothing too special about it, but it no longer exists. Another possible animal you may be talking about is the fantasy, Dire wolf. That wolf is commonly mentioned in D&D as well as many other games and books. This fantasy Dire wolf…
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No, the megalodon no longer exists. This giant shark became extinct approximately 1.5 million years ago. There are some who believe that this prehistoric creature still exists, but there is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. Those who claim the megalodon still roams the seas can be cat…
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It was generally assumed that the last Woolly mammoths vanished form Europe and Siberia. Answer: Mammoths were present in North America and Eurasia. The woolly mammoth was present in Eurasia until 8,000 BCE. In North America remnants of the species were present off the coast of California and Alaska…
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There are at least 13 known species of mammoth, and each would have been a different size. The most famous, the woolly mammoth, were about 9 to 13 feet (3 to 4 meters) tall. The largest mammoth species, the Songhua River mammoth, was about 17 feet tall. There was also a large variety of dwarf mammot…
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Answer Austrelapithikus Answer Austrelapithikus rampithicus
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Deep-sea corals are the oldest living animals with a skeleton in the seas, claims new research that found a 4,265-year-old coral species off the coast of Hawaii. Deep-sea corals, which are threatened by climate change and pollution like shallow water corals are, grow on seamounts (mountains rising …
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they competed along side other loner predators and lost this also killed off cave bear and smilodon humans won cause of throwing spears Improved: Why/How did these animals become extinct? Many hypotheses exist. The Dire Wolf skeleton is more stout than that of the Gray Wolf, suggesting an adaptat…
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ummm... you will find that if you look up the dates for the cenezoic era, you will immediately find that there are thousands of easily available photos. Also, any picture in your family photo album qualifies, as THIS is part of the Cenezoic.
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A horseshoe crab is an animal that lives in salt water. It is covered in spikes and has 6 eyes. If you want to know what this looks like, go to google.com and type in "horseshoe crabs" in the images.
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Answer The La Brea Tar Pits in California or South America. Other species of sabertooth have been found in Africa and other continents.
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Australopithecus looked more like apes but standed on two feet. They also hade a slight humpback. gracile ones were more like upright chimps with less hair and may have eaten real meat robust ones were like short upright gorrilas
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Trilobites (meaning "three lobes") are a well-known fossil group of extinct marine arthropods that form the class Trilobita. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (526 million years ago) and flourished throughout…
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Because all of our knowledge of the past is based of of their evidence and damaging anything not only is equivalent to the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars, it is also a irretrievable loss of knowledge. Furthermore, carelessness may result in misinterpretation of the evidence and/or contamina…
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Found in Shark Bay in Western Australia, there are stumps of algae (technically know as stromatolites) that have been tested to be roughly 3.5 billion years old.
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Obviously they survived! What do you actually mean?They had a long struggle, kept warm,snuggled up in firs with each other, slept with the dogs, ate meat, built fires, grunted at each other and waited for the SPRING AGE!
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There are too many to name. However, one famous example is the thylacine, sometimes referred to as the Tasmanian tiger. They were falsely accused of killing lots of livestock, and hence people hunted them to extinction. Another example is the passenger pigeon. There were billions of them in North Am…
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either they couldn't deal with the climate change around 10,000 years ago, or they were hunted to extinction by early humans Because it disappeared at 1,700 B.C.
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No one is certain why the mammoth became extinct. They died. They may have succumb to climate change at the end of the last Ice Age. Other theories are related to the arrival of modern humans, which may have spread diseases that were fatal to mammoths, or over-hunted them.
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the diansours things did and the big rock!
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they evolved into humans.
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Kentrosaurus is a herbivore, as in a dinosaur species adapted to eating only plants. According to the said 'dentary', it suggests that this dinosaur was following a somehow strictly herbivorous diet. From its posture, some theories aroused indicating that Kentrosaurus fed on fruits and vegetation g…
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Yes, dinosaurs did exist. They left numerous fossilized bones and footprints behind, which is the best proof of their existence.
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There were many different types of dinosaurs. Some had a head as long as a child, some were no taller than your knee. Some were intelligent and deadly meat eaters that killed anything in their way, and some were dumb plant eaters that munched away at leaves all day. Some made special nests and took …
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Woolly rhinos were alive during the last Ice Age. Like most Ice Age animals, when the temperatures became warmer and the ice and snow melted, they died. It was too warm and they were too big.
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The Paleozoic era was from 540 million years ago to about 245 million years ago. After that came the Mesozoic era, and that lasted from the end of the Paleozoic to 65 million years ago, when the earth entered the Cenozoic era.
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Estimates for Megalodon's length suggest that it was between 40 and 50 feet in length.
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Yes, saber-toothed cats were at the top of the food chain because they had no predators. However, they weren't the only apex predators where they lived, so they had enemies, including lions, hyenas, bears, wolves, and humans.
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Animal life in the last Ice Age consisted of a larger diversity of animals closely related to those that live today, including relatives of bears, lions, buffaloes, sloths, and monkeys as well as species known to be extant today. The climate of the time was overall colder in average global temperatu…
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The "velociraptor*" (Velociraptor mongoliensis) was a species of small dinosaur, about ~6 feet (~2 m) long and ~3 feet (~1 m) tall. They lived about 75 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous. Velociraptors may have hunted in groups, and were very smart for dinosaurs. They had one large inner toe …
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Generally speaking, meat. More specifically, medium to large game, such as Mammoths. Similodon is thought to have hunted in prides, like modern day lions, when food was plentiful. Why would a Mammoth be in South America? Macrochenia would probably be the most common prey for a Smilodon.
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Smilodon is the scientific name for the now extinct saber toothed cat. This animal lived in North America about 10,000 years ago.
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Yes. Scientists believe that they died out approximately 1.5 million years ago. See the related link for a picture. *That is the popular thinking, but there is evidence to the contrary. As well, the ceolecanth was believed to have been extinct for millions of years. Until people began catching them.…
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Adult mammoths only had one natural predator, the saber toothed cat. Unprotected mammoth calves could have been hunted by many large predators, such as cave hyenas, flat faced bears, American lions, saber toothed cats, and Dire wolves, to name a few. Prehistoric humans also hunted mammoths, includin…
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Mammoths looked similar to elephants except for a few differences: They had very long, curved tusks that curved inwards. They usually had long brown hair for insulation, although some mammoths such as the Columbian Mammoth are thought to have had little hair. They had tiny ears compared to moder…
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The bad captain madman, had told them to stop selling atonal apples and amplified hate, and pressed rat's collection of dog legs and feet. The bad captain madman, had ordered their fate, as well. The two were content doing business, obviously, and had no plans whatsoever to stop.
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Adult mammoths only had one natural predator, the saber toothed cat. Unprotected mammoth calves could have been hunted by many large predators, such as cave hyenas, flat faced bears, American lions, saber toothed cats, and Dire wolves, to name a few. Prehistoric humans also hunted mammoths, includin…
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Dinosaurs first appeared around 230 million years ago and are popularly said to have gone extinct 65.5 million years ago. However, in a sense dinosaurs are still alive since most paleontologists now classify birds as dinosaurs.
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