Saber-Toothed Thylacosmilus – A Predator With Sideways-Facing Eyes


Whereas most predators have forward-facing eyes, those of the saber-toothed Thylacosmilus were positioned towards the sides, out of the way of the animal’s huge teeth.

A team of scientists recently examined how the prehistoric South American hypercarnivore was able to hunt, despite its unusual features.

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Animals With Antlers: Examples, Pictures & Interesting Antler Facts

Animals With Antlers

Examples of animals with antlers include the caribou / reindeer (the only species in which both males and females have antlers), elk, fallow deer, moose (the species with the largest antlers), mule deer, white-tailed deer, sambar, chital and taruca.

On this page, you’ll find pictures and interesting facts on these and other animals with antlers. You’ll also find out: what antlers are for, what they’re made of, and how antlers are different to horns.

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Invertebrates Examples With Pictures & Interesting Facts

Invertebrates Examples

Examples of invertebrates include insects (e.g., ants, bees, beetles, butterflies); crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters, barnacles); arachnids (e.g., spiders, scorpions); mollusks (e.g., clams, snails, octopuses, squid); echinoderms (e.g., sea urchins, sea stars) and cnidarians (corals, jellyfish).

On this page you’ll find information on these and other invertebrates, with pictures and interesting facts on each…

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New Research Finds Neanderthals Hunted Prehistoric Straight-Tusked Elephants

African bush elephant and calf

The straight-tusked elephant was one of the largest land mammals that ever lived. The extinct species, which was significantly bigger than today’s African bush elephant (pictured above), lived alongside Neanderthals in prehistoric Germany, around 125,000 years ago.

A recent analysis of fossilized straight-tusked elephant bones reveals the relationship between the prehistoric species and its early human hunters.

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Walrus Facts & Pictures – Discover The Iconic Tusked Arctic Animal

Walrus Facts

The walrus is a semiaquatic marine mammal characterized by its large size, long tusks and moustache-like whiskers. The walrus belongs to the group Pinnipedia, which is also home to the walrus’s closest relatives: the seals and sea lions. The walrus is the only living member of the family Odobenidae. It is found in shallow Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, where it forages for mollusks and other marine animals.

Read on to discover more about this distinctive Arctic animal…

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What Do Animals Eat? Carnivores Vs Omnivores Vs Herbivores & More

What Do Animals Eat

Different types of animals eat different types of food: carnivores eat meat, herbivores eat plants, and omnivores eat both plants and meat. Examples of animals with more specialized diets include fructivores (fruit eaters); and folivores (leaf eaters).

On this page you’ll find facts on carnivores, omnivores and herbivores, plus many examples of more specialized animal diets.

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Carnivorous Animals: Examples Of Carnivores – Pictures & Interesting Facts

Examples Of Carnivores

Examples of carnivores include land mammals such as the tiger, lion, wolf, wolverine and African wild dog; marine mammals such as seals and the orca; birds such as eagles, owls and shrikes; reptiles such as snakes and crocodiles; and ocean animals such as sharks and squid.

This page contains examples of carnivores, including these and many more carnivorous species…

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Examples Of Herbivores – Herbivorous Animals List, Pictures & Interesting Facts

Examples of Herbivores

Examples of herbivores include hooved animals such as antelopes, bison, deer, horses, zebras, hippos, rhinos and tapirs. Other types of herbivorous animals include kangaroos, the koala, fruit bats, rabbits, hares, tortoises, the green iguana and giant panda.

On this page is a list of herbivorous animals with pictures and interesting facts. Read on to discover some of the world’s most amazing plant-eaters…

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