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WWBBook Megatherium
Creature information
Scientific name : Megatherium americanum
Time period : Late Pliocene to late Pleistocene epoch
Primary diet : Omnivore
In the programmes
Fatalities caused : One Smilodon
Appearances : Walking with Beasts (Sabre Tooth)
In the books

Megatherium was a giant ground sloth, featured on WWB.

FactsEdit

A member of the Xenarthran mammal family (along with Doedicurus), Megatherium had huge claws, grew to 6–8 meters long from nose to tail, weighed more than an elephant and usually ate plants, but it was also big and strong enough to eat carrion, on occasion, to supplement its diet, not unlike the short-faced bear of North America, and when it wanted to, nothing got in its' way.
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Megatherium with Macrauchenia in the background.

As big as an elephant, it lived in South America during the Pliocene-Pleistocene periods alongside Smilodon, Doedicurus, and other South American megafauna.
Megatherium with carrion

A Megatherium is going to eat a Macrauchenia carrion.

Megatherium had armor-plated skin for defense and powerful clawed forelimbs for attack. Regardless of that, Megatherium died out 8000 yrs ago, during the Pleistocene time period. There are rumors that they may've survived in modern times as the Mapinguara cryptid, but that is unknown.

In Walking With... seriesEdit

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A giant ground sloth eating plants

 Walking with Beasts

Saber ToothEdit

A pair of megatheres is shown feeding on trees, while Half-Tooth the Smilodon gives them a wide berth. Then, another Megatherium scares a Macrauchenia away from Half-Tooth, causing him to fail. Later on, another Megatherium kills one of the Smilodon Brothers in a fight over carrion. 

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The Megatherium in Walking with Beasts.

TriviaEdit

  • Megatherium's sound was played by goat bleats, pitched down low. 

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