The following is an excerpt from Shubham Sharma | April 20, 2018 | ibtimes.com |
new study exploring the history of human migration and animal extinction suggests large animals roaming earth thousands of years ago started going extinct due to the activities of Neanderthals and other early human relatives.
More than a 100,000 years ago, planet Earth hosted megafauna in big numbers. Animals like wooly mammoths, which were bigger than modern-day elephants, ground sloths, saber-toothed tigers, and Glyptodon, nearly as big as a car, thrived for centuries.
But due to some reason, they all started fading away. Bigger animal species went extinct faster than their smaller counterparts, something that scientists describe as size-biased extinction in ancient biodiversity.
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