Animal trivia: Phorusrhacid of strange prehistoric animals

Flightless birds with similar characteristics to the ostrich, Phorusrhacids could reach land speeds comparable to cheetahs. Up to…

Flightless birds with similar characteristics to the ostrich, Phorusrhacids could reach land speeds comparable to cheetahs.


Animal trivia: Phorusrhacid of strange prehistoric animals
Animal trivia: Phorusrhacid of strange prehistoric animals

Up to 1,000 pounds (454 kg) and 9 feet (3 m) tall, these creatures could easily grasp a medium-sized dog in a single bite (and their hooked bill allowed them to tear into larger animals as well.) They really deserve their nickname, the “terror bird”.

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