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Thousands of years ago, animals became caught in the natural asphalt of the La Brea Tar Pits, and eventually died from exhaustion, hunger, or predation. 00:40
Evidence of healed injuries on dire wolf skeletons suggest that the wolves ran in packs. 02:07
Marks left by flesh-eating beetles on bones found in tar pits can help scientists determine how long the bones were above the tar. 04:34