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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New Pterosaur Species With 480 Teeth Discovered In Germany

Balaenognathus maeuseri New Pterosaur Species

The remains of a new pterosaur species have been discovered in Bavaria, Germany.  The prehistoric flying reptile, which has been given the name Balaenognathus maeuseri, lived during the Jurassic Period. Its distinctive, spatula-shaped bill contained at least 480 needle-like teeth, which were likely used to filter particles of food from water.

Read on for more information on the new species…

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