April 16, 2023
The fossil of a huge eagle species named Dynatoaetus gaffe that hunted animals such as kangaroos, possums and koalas was discovered in Australia. This creature, which lived approximately 50,000 to 7,00,000 years ago, had short legs and a wingspan of around 10ft. Dynatoaetus gaffe is Australia’s largest known predatory bird and is bigger than present-day eagles. Fossils of the species were found between 1959 and 2021 in a cave in the state of South Australia. Dynatoaetus gaffe was two times bigger than the wedge-tailed eagle, with which it co-existed. The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest eagle in Australia currently.
Did You Know?
Eagles have excellent eyesight that is approximately five times better than that of humans.