Sunday, July 1, 2012

Giant Wombats

Yeah, I haven't been able to put up many posts lately. So I hope you'll appreciate a prehistoric giant wombat as a token reminder that this blog still exists.
A mass grave of prehistoric “giant wombats” – a marsupial the size of a rhinoceros – has been discovered in Australia, according to reports.
The discovery of about 50 diprotodon skeletons was the biggest to date and could shed light on why the animal become extinct, BBC News reported.
Diprotodon, a relative of the modern wombat, was the largest marsupial that ever lived and had a pouch that was large enough to carry an adult human.

According to the Australian Museum, it was “widespread across Australia when the first indigenous people arrived, co-existing with them for thousands of years before becoming extinct about 25,000 years ago.” Fortunately for the people, diprotodon ate plants.
(a mass grave of three-ton wombats found)
To heck with cloning mammoths or dinosaurs. This world needs three ton giant wombats!
(Perhaps we could send several to this year's republican national convention, just for fun.)
Anyway, thanks for stopping by!