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Our ancestors helped eat a 500-pound bird into extinction

Our ancestors helped eat a 500-pound bird into extinction

Quartz - By Katherine Ellen Foley

Australia is a land of giant animals: spiders with foot-long leg spans, bats with six-feet wingspans, lizards reaching up to 200 pounds. The continent has a fascinating history of terrifyingly huge animals. You’d think that would scare people off. Not so, research suggests. About 50,000 years ago, …

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