Our species, Homo sapiens, have only been around for about as long as a blink of an eye in terms of Earth’s history. It’s believed that the Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago, and the first humans evolved about 200,000 years ago in Africa.
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I grew up in this one place, the wilderness, right. We had, Bears, Mountain Lions, Coyotes, the Wolverines, there were Wolves too, in rare form, their howling sang me to sleep. All of this about and it was a Democrat Cow Moose that run me for my life up a tree for no reason at all that I could imagine, until I saw her gangly and awkward daughters. The point is I have NEVER felt surrounded by Dangerous Animals, until I had to fall in with you lot, back here in the allegedly civilized world.
lol, an animal lives for millions of years and then suddenly dies. Of course it's the changing environment and not human and human ancestors. Large and slow will fail against humans and even predecessors of humans.
Did he say that the dyre wolfs were found in north and south america, appeared about a quarter of a million years ago and they ate mostly horses???? I thought horses didn't exist in the Americas until the arrival of the Europeans.
linlin lixin Horses originated in North America, migrated via Beringia to Asia/Europe, then went extinct in North America, only to be reintroduced a few thousand years later by Europeans. Camels originated in North America too.
João Oliveira Right?? And there isn’t actually such a thing as a “panther.” This term refers to color variants (usually melanistic) in leopards and jaguars, or the puma/cougar, particularly the Florida panther. All of these have more specific and appropriate names.
Common thread, habit, competition or food supply for humans = extinction. “...they died off around 11,000 years ago.” Sophisticated stone tools make Human the scariest animals by far! We are vicious little apes!
See poisonous/venomous below (can't find my response.) Komodo bite is poisonous, not venomous; TopTenz is right. Bacteria-filled bites infect prey quickly, causing collapse and death. There's no injected venom as with snakes.
As far as "horrific" animals go, and since we are all animals, I have to say that Homo erectus was probably a terribly horrific animal for Homo neanderthalis and Homo Sapiens to coexist with. They were smart, in their own way, probably had some communication skills, had tools, were very powerful but they lacked ours and neanderthal's higher thinking skills. They would raid your camp, steal your food and women and quite possibly eat you. They were not just a different culture of humans from "the wrong side of the tracks", they were diverse, extremely well distributed geographically, well established and would have seen us as dinner. Ultimately we did out-compete and survive past them but they had the longest reign of any homo genus and when we first encountered them, we were the weak newcomers and they were a well-established apex predator. Through most of human history there have actually been several species of the Homo genus around at the same time and the encounters between these groups could have been genuinely horrific.
most people now wouldn't make it very long if we got knocked into another stone age.people now especially the millennials couldn't skin a rabbit or clean a fish let alone hunt their own food. they'd be weeded out of the gene pool real fast with no cell phones or video games to play with.
It is interesting that Gigantopithicus are depicted in Italian Renaissance wood carving from around the 12th Century and there was a report that 100 year old bones were found in China. The Native Americans believe Sasquatch are hybrids of modern humans and what they called old giants of the woods. Perhaps they survived in the US because the forests were not leveled in the ice age like they were in China where they became flat plains full of grass. They ate fruit and some tree leaves and couldn’t adapt to grass.
You cant say te american lion was more panther than a lion, because panthers arent real animals, panthera is the nake of the family of the big cats including lions tigers jaguars snow leopards and leopards. Get your facts right
And they all died of climate change, probably really rapid due to commets hitting the North American and European ice sheets, after living with humans for thousands, of not hundreds of thousands of years. Humans may have greatly affected the populations of animals from the Americas, when many Asian/European crossed over land bridges. But most north American and definitely European megafauna would have lived along side humans in a balanced ecosystem, as seen with Natvie Americans and many other tribal societies. For instance humans would have only taken a few mammoths a year most likely, and avoided confrontation with big cats, like caves lions (which they lived along side for thousands of years) and likely scavenged alot of their kills. We know Neanderthals hunted mammoths and know how humans did, it. They would never kill the entire herd, knowing this unsustainable (like how Native Americans would only kill the necessary numbers of bison). Their strategies would target one or 2 individuals, because of the cold, decomposer lacking climate meat could be easily preserved, they also likely smoked meats.
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