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Top 10 Animals We'd Like to "De-Extinct"

By Becky Ferreira Mar 22, 2013

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The Megatherium

If Kristen Bell got so worked up about a regular three-toed sloth, imagine how excited she'd be over a massive Megatherium sloth! These enormous creatures were as large as modern elephants, and only mammoths outweighed them in their own time. They likely roamed the Earth in packs, foraging for plants and fruits, but there's some evidence they weren't above salvaging scraps from Smilodon kills as well. One of the oddest-looking animals of all time, the Megatherium would be a great addition to Pleistocene Park.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, fossils, de-extinct, extinction

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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