Deadly Animals : Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through time as we explore the world of deadly animals that once roamed the Earth. Today, we’ll delve into a realm of unimaginable creatures, where towering bears dwarfed grizzlies, eagles hunted children, and rats grew to the size of small cars.
From venomous lizards and marsupial lions to ancient giants and colossal sea creatures, these terrifying beings were a force to be reckoned with. Fortunately, they now exist only in our history books and vivid imaginations. Join us as we uncover the secrets of the past and discover why you’ll be glad to know these deadly animals are extinct.
20. Arctotherium Angustidens And Gustadins
Imagine stumbling across a grizzly bear and feeling the urge to flee in fear. Well, compared to the Arctotherium and Gustadins, even full-grown grizzlies look as harmless as cubs. These bears, also known as the Giant Short-Faced Bears, hailed from South America and lived around two and a half million years ago. Weighing close to two tons on average, they take the title for the largest bears to have ever lived.
Standing upright, they could reach an intimidating 14 feet, towering over a one-story building. Despite their massive size, these bears were surprisingly fast, with their relatives reaching speeds of up to 40 mph. Escaping from these colossal predators would have been nearly impossible, as their fossilized teeth suggest they had a taste for flesh. Fortunately, they were gradually replaced by smaller carnivores, and their ultimate disappearance remains a mystery.