Revealed: The giant stork that used to terrorise Indonesia's tiny 'hobbits'

Fossils of a huge stork that stood taller than a prehistoric hobbit have been found on an Indonesian island.
The remains of the marabou were discovered on the island of Flores, a location well known for its wide range of 'freak' animals - including the hobbit-like human creature known as the Homo Floresiensis.
Named the leptoptilos robustus, the bird stood around 5ft 10inches in height and weighed in at up to 2.5stone, making it considerably larger than today's species... Full Story>>

Big bird: This artist's impression shows how the Leptoptilos robustus would have towered over the prehistoric Homo Florensiensis on the island of Flores

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