The Hellacious Lives of the "Hell Pigs"

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  • Published: 06 June 2019
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    Despite the name, we don’t know where the so-called “hell pigs” belong in the mammalian family tree. They walked on hooves, like pigs do, but had longer legs, almost like deer. They had hunched backs, a bit like rhinos or bison. But as is often, if not always, the case, there is some evolutionary method to this anatomical madness.

    Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the excellent Entelodont illustrations! Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at alphynix.tumblr.com and nixillustration.com

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Comments • 1 118

  • Luis Prieto
    Luis Prieto  1 days back

    Horrible shows the same picture over n over again throughout the whole thing

    • Sara Brothern
      Sara Brothern  1 days back

      I’m glad this host finally stopped talking at the speed of an auctioneer.

      • lckgilmo43
        lckgilmo43  2 days back

        Ancestors to the Russian bore. They have long legs and can easily out run you. Better pray that you can climb a nearby tree before one gets you. Be thankful that some animals don't exist anymore. There were fossils of giant rats the size of a horse on some island somewhere. They cannibalized each other because they ate everything on the island including all vegetation. Scientist said that we're lucky that they didn't make it to mainland. If they did most animals would've been eaten. A Bengal tiger wouldn't be able to defend it self because those rats were larger, greater in number and more fierce.

        • Cork Camden
          Cork Camden  2 days back

          Get yourself a shirt that fits. You can do better than a petite 2.

          • Gary Naccarto
            Gary Naccarto  4 days back

            That's one helluva pig.

            • Entirely Stupid
              Entirely Stupid  5 days back

              When the daedon ate meat, did it really heal everything around it? Haha, just kidding, great video!

              • xXGamersRules Xx
                xXGamersRules Xx  5 days back

                pig: imma ask for food what can go wrong?
                many years later: oh :(

                • James Rogers
                  James Rogers  6 days back

                  Now I KNOW you gonna tell me about them Bear Dogs...

                  • Reecess Puffs
                    Reecess Puffs  1 weeks back

                    Do you have a bear dog video

                    • Z ed
                      Z ed  1 weeks back

                      T rex mammal





                      fortunately they didn't call them king of mammal... like T rex just have strong bite force, got their teeths in every dino fossils, doesn't mean they're the strongest.

                      • Nathan Hawley
                        Nathan Hawley  1 weeks back

                        The picture for Bear Dogs though lmfaoooooooo

                        • That Canadian Guy
                          That Canadian Guy  1 weeks back

                          I would absolutely love to know about those bear dogs. They look cute

                          • Gopnik The destroyer
                            Gopnik The destroyer  2 weeks back

                            1:30 average college Frat house

                            • reginaldino enchillada
                              reginaldino enchillada  2 weeks back

                              So, more of a giant warthog than a real hell pig? Cheekbones.

                              • cuss word sayer
                                cuss word sayer  3 weeks back

                                Squeeze my hog

                                • Christopher Justice
                                  Christopher Justice  3 weeks back

                                  Moral of the story, the last interesting thing to happen in Wyoming was 34 million years ago.

                                  • How to Divide 0
                                    How to Divide 0  3 weeks back

                                    Daeodon are not hell pigs when they heal my dinos

                                  • Walker Andreason
                                    Walker Andreason  3 weeks back

                                    Lol the new Minecraft piglin beasts

                                    • Ron Purcell
                                      Ron Purcell  3 weeks back

                                      I love this series

                                      • HeadlessTheHeadcrab
                                        HeadlessTheHeadcrab  4 weeks back

                                        Not only did they come from the Nether, it also came from the future!

                                        • Dakadaka daka
                                          Dakadaka daka  4 weeks back

                                          5:49 that actually scared me

                                          • Dakadaka daka
                                            Dakadaka daka  4 weeks back

                                            They look like if some B I G B R A I N guy made super wolves,right?

                                            • Ralph Hemphill
                                              Ralph Hemphill  4 weeks back

                                              Bear dogs??

                                              • majungasaurusaaaa
                                                majungasaurusaaaa  4 weeks back

                                                Andrewsarchus may very well have been somewhat closely related to them. Wouldn't surprise me if the rest of it was built likewise considering how similar the skull already is.

                                                • andy theGoatman
                                                  andy theGoatman  4 weeks back

                                                  Hell pigs? You mean smoked bacon?? 😎

                                                  • Kaiser Frost
                                                    Kaiser Frost  1 months back

                                                    The skulls with forward-facing eyes freak me out. Those species were obviously predatory. No thank you!

                                                    • GrimWolf Gaming
                                                      GrimWolf Gaming  1 months back

                                                      What in God’s name could take down one of these behemoths?!

                                                    • Alex Smith
                                                      Alex Smith  1 months back

                                                      Me on ark when I need to heal my group

                                                      • super sublimnails
                                                        super sublimnails  1 months back

                                                        People probs gonna clone them for their meat

                                                        • Google Minus
                                                          Google Minus  1 months back

                                                          Thanks to the creators of this video!

                                                          N.B.Stylistically I prefer this presenter's style over the female one.

                                                          • Dilo Devil
                                                            Dilo Devil  1 months back

                                                            What the new pig mob name in the nether update should be

                                                            • Negative Alien
                                                              Negative Alien  2 months back

                                                              That would be the ultimate hunt

                                                              • ohmighty gio
                                                                ohmighty gio  2 months back

                                                                Yoooo why tf is this guy so jacked

                                                                • Arceus Lord of Creation
                                                                  Arceus Lord of Creation  2 months back

                                                                  Hell Pigs
                                                                  Bears Dogs
                                                                  And Man Bear Pig

                                                                  • Arceus Lord of Creation
                                                                    Arceus Lord of Creation  2 months back

                                                                    “Hell pigs” Um.. these are Targs

                                                                    Doesn’t anyone else watch Star Trek TNG?

                                                                    • Rodee1
                                                                      Rodee1  2 months back

                                                                      Great shirt ;-)

                                                                      • l l
                                                                        l l  2 months back

                                                                        Can't they get DNA from their teeth?

                                                                      • crowndkng1
                                                                        crowndkng1  2 months back

                                                                        WAIT IS THIS DUDE FROM DINOSAURS TRAIN!!??

                                                                        • The peacock channel
                                                                          The peacock channel  2 months back

                                                                          WHYYYYY I WANT ONE

                                                                          • The Bourgeois Punk
                                                                            The Bourgeois Punk  2 months back

                                                                            Bear Dogs?!

                                                                            • Ghostdog
                                                                              Ghostdog  2 months back

                                                                              Ok anyone else thinking the hunt dogs from the movie "Willow"???

                                                                              • Bonnie Grandstaff
                                                                                Bonnie Grandstaff  2 months back

                                                                                Other words they are just like the wild pigs today

                                                                                • TheIronAntelope
                                                                                  TheIronAntelope  2 months back

                                                                                  Hellacious Lives of the Hell Pigs would be a great band name.

                                                                                  • Keevin Hesue
                                                                                    Keevin Hesue  2 months back

                                                                                    Weak!! show us sumthang

                                                                                    • No Mercy
                                                                                      No Mercy  2 months back

                                                                                      *Ark players joined the chat*

                                                                                      • doctim111
                                                                                        doctim111  2 months back

                                                                                        I used to believe in evolution but it's now mathematically confirmed to be bunk.........There was never enough time to work out even cellular functions. Micro-evo seems to occur but there isn't anything to justify inter-species changes. Darwin is dead.

                                                                                        • Dennis Young
                                                                                          Dennis Young  2 months back

                                                                                          Give them long iron-inlaid tusks, put armor on them... *Iron Pigs.*

                                                                                          • Anita Sanford
                                                                                            Anita Sanford  2 months back

                                                                                            First time visiter enjoyed very much thank you.