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The last giant kangaroo

Humans who colonized Australia did not reach Tasmania until thousands of years later — granting the island's giant kangaroos a brief respite before they joined their Australian brethren in oblivion.

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Figure 1: Two extinct species of giant kangaroo.

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Diamond, J. The last giant kangaroo. Nature 454, 835–836 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454835a

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