Four-Legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

A 140-foot whale fossil has been discovered off the coast of Peru, only it’s unlike any other. This particular gigantic mammal would have been able to transition between land and sea with ease, thanks to its tail and four legs. Its webbed feet would have helped move underwater, but the bend in the limbs suggests that the creature could move just as well on land. While the discovery is crucial in terms of piecing together the animal’s evolutionary timeline, the location of the discovery divulges critical information too—regarding when and how whales moved westward. Researchers dubbed it the Peregocetus Pacificus, aka “the traveling whale that reached the Pacific.” Read more at The Guardian.