Megafauna News

When giant coyotes roamed the Earth

Coyote feeding on elk carcass in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by: Jim Peaco/U.S. National Park Service. Not long ago, geologically speaking, coyotes (Canis latrans) were bigger and more robust than…

Vietnamese rhino goes extinct

Camera trap catches one of the world's last Vietnamese rhinos before its extinction. Photo courtesy of WWF. In 2009 poachers shot and killed the world's last Vietnamese rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus…

Monster turtle killed off by man

Researchers have linked another extinction to human beings: this time of a massive prehistoric horned turtle. Prehistoric turtles in the Meiolania genus were thought to have vanished some 50,000 years…
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