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!!!
Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth). It weighed up to eight tons and upright stood about 20 ft tall. Went extinct in the Late Pleistocene. We think this picture is of the skeleton on display at the London Natural History Museum.