Massive Kangaroo From The Ice Age Had a Unique Link to The Giant Panda

Massive Kangaroo From The Ice Age Had a Unique Link to The Giant Panda

(Mike Lee/South Australian Museum) More than 40,000 years ago, the landscape of southwestern Australia was replete with giant kangaroos. One of these extinct kangaroos, known as a short-faced kangaroo, boasted a single-toed clawed foot (modern-day roos have three toes), weighed more than 260 pounds (118 kilograms), and munched on plants. According to a new study published in the journal PLOS One, these creatures' large jaws allowed them to chomp through tough foods like mature leaves, stems, and branches when other food sources were scarce.

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