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guinea pigs

This Fluffy Guy Wasn't a Wimp!

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According to this article at CNN, an extinct species of giant prehistoric guinea pig has been discovered in South America. It weighed an estimated 1500 lbs, and ate grass. Presumably, it filled much the same ecological niche as a buffalo.

Somehow, I just can't picture _this_ animal being kept as a pet by eight-year-olds living in apartments...