Country reported: Ethiopia

Deinotherium is an extinct genus of large proboscidean which was found in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

From a cryptozoological viewpoint, theories of the animals continued existence come from the discovery of a 72cm ivory tusk in Ethiopia. It was believed to be have come from an animal that was around recently, and was speculated, from the shape of the tusk, to be from a Deinotherium, apparently a smaller species.[1]

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