Did These Giant Sloths Poop Themselves to Death?

Season 4 Episode 1 | 10m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

At Tanque Loma, at least 22 giant ground sloths in the genus Eremotherium met their end. Of the five hypotheses that researchers proposed for what killed the sloths, the best supported one right now is that they died surrounded by their own poop.

Aired: 07/14/21

Rating: NR


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