Why were prehistoric animals so big?

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Why were prehistoric animals so big? You asked us, why were prehistoric animals so big? Though not all ancient critters were huge, a lot of them were. I'm talking 90 ton, 130-foot dinos, 50-foot giant sharks and ground sloths that could go shoulder to shoulder with today's elephants. It's possible condit... - Posted on April 1, 2015