14 Astonishing Facts About The Newly Discovered Giant Camel

Giant camels once roamed the Canadian arctic. Pretty cool, eh?

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3. Scientists identified the creature by comparing the fossils' prehistoric collagen to that of 37 other mammal species. Dromedary camels and prehistoric camels from the Yukon were the best match.

11. The last North American camels died out 12,000 years ago in a megafungal extinction, but some crossed the land bridge that once connected Alaska and eastern Siberia 7 million years ago.

12. The fossils suggest that the giant camels lived in a period of global warming. The Canadian High Arctic was 70 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is now, and the globe was 35 degrees warmer.

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