George R. Despite being about the same length as the gray wolf, C. Dire wolf bones were broader overall and connected to large, enviable muscles.
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On the downside, the stocky C. Yet, in his view, the jaws of another long-extinct carnivore would have made both of them look relatively toothless. Therrien estimates that even the most forceful dire wolf bite was only 69 percent as strong as those inflicted by the American lion Panthera atrox , which disappeared 11, years ago. But bison, mastodons, ancient camels, and giant ground sloths were also available, if the wolves felt like shaking things up a bit. Forget Winterfell: If you want to see some dire wolves, head to southern California.
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