Illustration depicting two early whale ancestors in their natural habitat. Looking more like wolves than sheep, the earliest ancestors of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) were actually more closely related to hippopotamuses and other even-hoofed creatures. The earliest discovered ancestor (Indohyus, tope left) was a semi-aquatic forager. The predatory Ambulocetus (lower right) was more like a "mammalian crocodile", ambushing prey from under the water.
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