These researchers discovered a long, massive tunnel! The history behind these is too scary to imagine ...

These researchers discovered a long, massive tunnel! The history behind these is too scary to imagine ...

  • KAMI has spotted these stunning photos of a massive tunnel in South America
  • These tunnels is believed to be the works of an Ancient Mega-Sloth

Massive tunnels have been discovered in South America, they are so wide that humans can freely walk inside without having to bend!

These tunnels are estimated to be around 8,000 to 10,000 years old.

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

Amilcar Adamy

According to some experts, they are used by an extinct species of a giant ground sloth to spend their lives as fossorial species which means they live their lives underground.

The wall of the tunnels are marked with their large claws!

Some are marked with smooth claws, some are not caused by broken claws.

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

Heinrich Frank

These creatures are called "palaeoburrows"

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

Here is a visual summary of the ancient relatives and progress of evolution of the modern day armadillos.

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

This is a fossil of an extinct ground sloth originated from South America name "Lestodon"

They are named "Lestodon" derived from the Greek meaning "robber tooth".

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

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Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

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They are estimated to measure around 15ft from their snout to tail tip!

They weigh around 2,590 kilograms.

Researchers have found very ancient massive tunnels. When they examined the burrows scary truth came out

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How amazing are these species that roamed the Earth!

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