The "Real" King Kong

February 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 3;2/13/2006, Vol. 62 Issue 16, p3
The article reveals that scientists have discovered evidence that a giant ape species roamed the jungles of Asia for about a million years. Clues about the ancient ape were first found in 1935 by scientists in Hong Kong, China. From the size of the teeth, scientists could tell that the ape stood about 10 feet tall and weighed about 1,000 pounds. By looking at the fossils with new technology, scientists of today have learned that the giant ape lived until about 300,000 years ago.


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