Menacing Koalas Known As ‘Drop Bears’ Aren’t Totally A Myth

March 10, 2016 8:11 PM

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Menacing Koalas Known As ‘Drop Bears’ Aren’t Totally A Myth

A prehistoric animal was suspiciously similar to the fictitious creature.

Switek is talking about Thylacoleo carnifex, the “marsupial lion” (though it's not actually closely related to modern lions). Weighing up to more than 200 pounds, the animal had a skull similar to a koala’s or wombat’s, and had sharp, very large, rodent-like front teeth. The creature also had one la...

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