Did These Giant Sloths Poop Themselves to Death?

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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.

Thanks to Dr. Emily Lindsey for providing a number of photos from Tanque Loma for this episode! And thanks to Fabrizio De Rossi for the excellent reconstructions of Eremotherium and Tanque Loma: https://www.facebook.com/ArtofFabricious/

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