Prehistoric Animals That We Are Glad Went Extinct


#15 Josephoartigasia

Imagine if the pesky little rat that your cat chased out of your house was the size of a cow!

This prehistoric marvel is closely related to rodents except they are big and scary looking. Luckily, they went extinct around 2 million years ago.

Josephoartigasia were rodent species weighing 1 ton that frolicked around in modern-day Uruguay.

They could have been herbivorous, but nobody wants to encounter or provoke a rodent that big for fun!

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