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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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Shasta ground sloths in woodland

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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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Detail with Ground Sloths of the Castoroides mural by artist Beth Zaiken for…

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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Paramylodon skeleton in San Diego. Paramylodon is an extinct genus of ground sloth of the family  Mylodontidae endemic to North America during the Pliocene through Pleistocene epochs, living from around ~4.9 Mya–11,000 years ago.

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Giant Ground Sloth fossil skeleton (Megatherium we think).

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