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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

…. Alongside Modern Humans.

"Weighing up to 7,700 pounds, Elasmotherium sibiricum—an extinct hairy rhino popularly known as the "Siberian unicorn"—was thought to have disappeared as long as 200,000 years ago. An updated fossil analysis suggests this formidable species was still around some 39,000 years ago, and that Ice Age conditions, not human hunters, contributed to its demise.

Paleontologists know of around 250 rhino species, of which only five still exist today. Among the most spectacular of these rhinos was Elasmotherium sibiricum—the Siberian unicorn. For the Neanderthals and modern humans who lived alongside and possibly hunted this massive creature in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, it must've been an impressive and deeply intimidating sight. Fossil evidence suggests Elasmotherium weighed over 3.5 tons, was covered in a thick coat of hair, and sported a horn of biblical portions, possibly as long as three feet (1 meter) in length….."

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mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 9:18 p.m. PST

Yes, but did it fart rainbows?

Zephyr127 Nov 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

If the ads are correct, maybe Skittles (but don't eat the… er, chocolate ones… LOL)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

looks very tasty!!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Augustus Inactive Member29 Nov 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

Hmm. I am disturbed by the lack of research into repopulating various species. This particular beastie notwithstanding.

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