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Side by side by Homo

Of the many and varied animals that lived alongside the earliest members of our own genus, Homo, few are as captivatingly enigmatic as the hominins that are grouped together as ‘robust australopithecines’, or placed in the genus Paranthropus. These are … Continue reading

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Antique water horses

The year 2014: An enormous 64 foot long hippopotamus makes its way slowly down the River Thames. Longer than a double decker bus, it’s big soft eyes softly peer out of the water welcoming onlookers as it slowly glides past. … Continue reading

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The one with the sabretooth

Smilodon is the genus of extinct sabretooth that everyone knows. Stocky, hugely muscled, with canines that protrude far below the jaw, it is the archetypal Pleistocene predator. It was a member of the machairodontinae, an extinct subfamily of the Felidae … Continue reading

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