A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorised South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows.
Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
The Tasmanian tiger was hunted to death for allegedly killing sheep, but in fact it had such weak jaws that its prey was probably as small as a possum, a new UNSW study has found.
An ancient "terror bird" used an agile attack-and-retreat fighting strategy reminiscent of the bobbing and weaving of boxer Muhammad Ali, scientists have found.
A new international study has revealed how the Komodo dragon can be such an efficient killing machine despite having a wimpy bite and a featherweight skull.