THE BIG ONES
To live and survive in the wild
An episode from the series ANIMAL STRATEGIES
Between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago many animals that belonged to what is sometimes called "mega-fauna", disappeared. This group consisted of herbivores that had taken a different option from horses or gazelles. Instead of evolving to a lighter, faster animal to escape predators, they decided to grow and to develop thick skins and huge, massive frames.
Today, there are a still some animals that, in a way, are relics of this trend. Giants for whom it is increasingly difficult to find a place in a territory where man is omnipresent, and where their strategies may consequently seem irrelevant.