Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant Otter Species In China

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Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant Otter Species In China

Six million years ago, giant otters weighing more than 100 pounds lived among birds and water lilies in the wooded wetlands of China’s Yunnan province.

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