What These Mega-Awesome Megafauna Can Teach Us
If there's one thing we can learn from these huge-mongous megafauna, it's that we're only still just coming to understand the impact that we human animals are having on the history of our planet and the magnificent myriad species that we share it with.
Today's remaining megafauna -- elephants, hippos, rhinos, whales, manatees and more -- are also some of the most imperiled species left in our world. Between poaching, habitat loss and climate change, conservationists predict that the world's last large animals could end up going the way of the Diprotodon and the ground sloth in as little as 20 years.
But with a growing understanding of our impact comes a growing sense of our own responsibility, too. Let's appreciate the lost wonders of the world and fight to save the wonders we have today, while we still can.