Largest Meat-eating Mammal in History


The fossil of a huge meat-eating mammal, which has been declared as a previously undiscovered species, was found in the drawer at a Kenyan museum. The 22-million-year-old animal called Simbakubwa kutokaafrika has a head as big as that of a rhinoceros and weighs over 980kgs, which makes it heavier than a polar bear. The creature belonged to an extinct group of mammals known as hyaenodonts,
which are apex predators. This species is said to be the first mammalian carnivore on the continent. The fossils were discovered about 40 years ago by a team, which was researching the evolution of apes.

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