Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new species of a giant dinosaur called Ledumahadi mafube, a plant-eating dinosaur whose name means “giant thunderclap at dawn.”
Ledumahadi mafube was the largest land animal on Earth when it lived, likely weighing 24,000 pounds. That’s twice the size of a large African elephant! It lived nearly 200 million years ago during the Jurassic Period alongside the Brachiosaurus, Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus.
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