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!!!

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!!!

Giant Ground Sloth - Megatherium was one of the largest land mammals known, weighing up to 4 tonnes[8] and measuring up to 6 m (20 ft) in length from head to tail.[9][10] It is the largest known ground sloth, as big as modern elephants, and would have only been exceeded in its time by a few species of mammoth. The group is known primarily from its largest species, M. americanum. Megatherium species were members of the abundant Pleistocene megafauna, large mammals that lived during the…

Giant Ground Sloth - Megatherium was one of the largest land mammals known, weighing up to 4 tonnes[8] and measuring up to 6 m (20 ft) in length from head to tail.[9][10] It is the largest known ground sloth, as big as modern elephants, and would have only been exceeded in its time by a few species of mammoth. The group is known primarily from its largest species, M. americanum. Megatherium species were members of the abundant Pleistocene megafauna, large mammals that lived during the…

Ice Age: Sub-Zero Heroes - Sidney "Sid" (John Leguizamo) is a ground sloth who is clumsy, annoying, slow moving, fast-talking, unintelligent, unfit, and unattractive member with a good heart. Little is known from Sid's life other than that Sid once lived in a tree with other sloths that always wanted to leave Sid behind when the migration occurred, using several different ways to leave him behind.

Ice Age: Sub-Zero Heroes - Sidney "Sid" (John Leguizamo) is a ground sloth who is clumsy, annoying, slow moving, fast-talking, unintelligent, unfit, and unattractive member with a good heart. Little is known from Sid's life other than that Sid once lived in a tree with other sloths that always wanted to leave Sid behind when the migration occurred, using several different ways to leave him behind.

Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth). It weighed up to eight tons and upright stood about 20 ft tall. Went extinct in the Late Pleistocene

Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth). It weighed up to eight tons and upright stood about 20 ft tall. Went extinct in the Late Pleistocene

Eremotherium | Giant Ground Sloth | Eremotherium.jpg:

Eremotherium | Giant Ground Sloth | Eremotherium.jpg:

Megatherium, a ground sloth the size of an elephant, one of the pleistocene megafauna

Megatherium, a ground sloth the size of an elephant, one of the pleistocene megafauna

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

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

“Bad day at the tar pits, as a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon) attacks an already entrapped giant ground sloth, Paramylodon”. By Mauricio Antón.

“Bad day at the tar pits, as a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon) attacks an already entrapped giant ground sloth, Paramylodon”. By Mauricio Antón.

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