EATEN TO EXTINCTION

We now know what caused the disappearance of Australia’s once common 225 kilogram thunder bird:

Scientists revealed burn patterns detected on eggshell fragments showed the first humans to arrive in Australia about 50,000 years ago, gathered and cooked the big birds’ eggs.

The practise wreaked havoc with its reproductive success.

So much for the indigenous-people-living-in-harmony-with-nature myth.

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