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Today on the Daily Beat, Tuesday November 10, 2015: Part 2 with our interview with Blaire van Valkenburgh. She has dedicated her life to studying these ferocious beasts of yesteryear. As a paleontologist and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA, Valkenburgh uncovers Pleistocene-era teeth and examines them to determine exactly how these predators survived.
“For a while, scientists would often underestimate how much larger these predators were compared to modern ones,” Valkenburgh explains. “Take lions, for instance. In the old world, they were at least 50 percent larger than the biggest ones alive today.”
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