Giant Prehistoric Bird that lived in Eastern Europe
This gigantic bird was discovered recently by Russian paleontologists digging in Crimea. All they found so far was the massive bird’s femur but they were able to determine its height and weight from the bone. They determined that this bird they dubbed a super ostrich, official name Pachystruthio dmanisensis, would have towered over a modern-day ostrich at 11 feet tall and weighed as much as a full-grown polar bear or about 990 pounds! It’s likely that early humans hunted this creature along with other mega fauna of the period that lived in the area such as an ancestor to the African rhino and giant prehistoric deer.