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!!!

The Giant Ground Sloth. The giant ground sloth is believed to have weighed about 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 years ago.

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Megatherium Is a giant sloth that lives on the ground. the ruler of south america it was a omnivore that went extinct years ago. Early man killed The animal, and used every part of it. It lived alongside doedicrus sabertooth cats and terror birds

Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth). It weighed up to eight tons and upright stood about 20 ft tall. Went extinct in the Late Pleistocene

Megatherium americanum skeleton, aka the extinct giant ground sloth. Weighed up to 4 tons and was as large as modern elephants! The largest of extinct mammals besides some mammoths, herbivore.

Megatherium Giant ground sloths of this genus were about the size of today's elephants. The megatherium only went extinct around 10,000 years ago (right around the time when humans started farming), and smaller relatives may have survived as late as the 16th century!

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Megatherium, an extinct genus of elephant-sized ground sloths endemic to Central and South America (living from the late Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene, one of the largest land mammals known, weighing up to 4 tonnes and up to 6 m)

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megatherium (prehistoric giant sloth) My favorite prehistoric creature

Megatherium ("Great Beast") was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths endemic to Central and South America that lived from the late Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene. Its size was exceeded by only a few other land mammals, including mammoths.

“Bad day at the tar pits, as a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon) attacks an already entrapped giant ground sloth, Paramylodon”. By Mauricio Antón.

sabre-toothed cat Smilodon attacking an entrapped giant ground sloth, Paramylodon, by Mauricio Anton

Megatherium, a ground sloth the size of an elephant, one of the pleistocene megafauna

Megatherium, a ground sloth the size of an elephant, one of the pleistocene megafauna

The Smithsonian's Giant Ground Sloths - Digging the Fossil Record: Paleobiology at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's Giant Ground Sloths - Digging the Fossil Record: Paleobiology at the Smithsonian

Ground Sloths by fuzzball288

They are Ice/Ground types.

Smilodon attacking a giant ground sloth at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits by Dallas Krentzel, via Flickr

Smilodon attacking a giant ground sloth at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits by Dallas Krentzel

Bones of a giant ground sloth were found in the Inner Space Cavern. An artist painted one on a wall down there #aww #Cutesloths #sloths #boopthesnoot #cuddle #fluffy #animals #aww #socute #puppy #bestfriend #itssofluffy

Bones of a giant ground sloth were found in the Inner Space Cavern. An artist painted one on a wall down there

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