Find out about some of the giant prehistoric animals that existed during the last ice age in Australia in this video excerpt from NOVA. Host and scientist Richard Smith visits Victoria Fossil Cave to learn about the large collection of Australian megafauna fossils that were discovered there. Computer-generated imagery shows what creatures, such as Diprotodon (the largest marsupial ever to have lived), Procoptodon goliah (the giant short-faced kangaroo), and Thylacoleo (a large carnivorous marsupial) may have looked like. Early humans likely arrived in Australia 50 to 60 thousand years ago and coexisted with the giant animals.
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