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Giant kangaroo likely killed off by humans

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posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 10:13 PM

By Rod McGuirk

Updated: 2:17 p.m. MT Dec 26, 2006
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's giant prehistoric animals, including three-meter (10-foot) -tall kangaroos, were likely wiped out by aboriginal settlers, not climate change, a researcher said Tuesday.

The question of what killed Australia's so-called megafauna — including giant kangaroos and wombat-like creatures as big as a rhinoceros — during the last Ice Age divides paleontologists.

fresh news for you and probably not suprising seeing how this happens all the time

posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 10:19 PM
Wow, if something 10 foot tall and this ugly got too close, I'm afraid I'd kill it too:

From the article:

posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 10:42 PM
I was thinking about posting a thread on this too.

It's an interesting story, repeated more than once.
Sometimes it was the fault of man, other times, it was merely the fault of a more successful competitor.

Land bridges are formed, and species, never before together, are now suddenly pitted against each other for resources. Some win , some lose, never to be seen again.

This has always happened, and it always will.

The article I read was titled "unnatural extinction".
That title really bugged me.
Was it unnatural because Man was responsible?
Isn't man natural? Aren't we part of nature?
Especially in the infancy of our understanding of the planet.

Now that we know better, I can understand blaming ourselves for some extinction events. We overuse resources, and we know we are doing it.
But what about that? Is it natural, or unnatural?


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