Photo: Extinct "Elephant Size" Camel Found in Syria



A bone from a giant extinct camel species thought to have lived about a hundred thousand years ago (left) lies next to a modern camel bone at the Anthropological Institute and Museum of the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

A joint Swiss-Syrian team recently discovered the massive bone in the Syrian desert. The researchers say that the animal stood about 12 feet (3.6 meters) tall and was "as big as a giraffe or an elephant."

Photograph by Walter Bieri/AP Photo/Keystone


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