Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Deinotherium was a prehistoric elephant also known as the "hoe-tusker." It resembled a modern elephant, but had a shorter, stumpier trunk, tusks that curved downwards from the lower jaw and a large range extending from Africa to eastern Europe. This elephant was suggested by Bernard Heuvelmans to be a still-living creature responsible for the killings of pachyderms that are frequently attributed to Mokele-Mbembe. However, as no sightings actually indicate that Deinotherium was the culprit, this is unlikely.

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