What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

Published on January 9, 2018
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Probably twice the size of a modern gorilla, Gigantopithecus is the greatest great-ape that ever was. And for us fellow primates, there are some lessons to be learned in how it lived, and why it disappeared.

Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios

Thanks to Julio Lacerda at 252MYA.com and Carlos Eulefi for both of their wonderful reconstructions of Gigantopithecus.

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