ambulocetus.jpgAMBULOCETUS.



  • The ambulcetus was a cetacean.
  • It had no extenal ears.
  • They also hunt like crocidiles.
  • They were also was 3 meters long.
  • They were a carnivore which means they ate other animals.
  • Their name means ''walking whales''.
  • They were able to go from fresh water to salt water like other kinds of fish we have today.
  • To get their pray they lower their haeds to the ground for vibrations.
  • They were also able to swinm up stream like salmon today.
  • It lived during the early Eocene.
  • It lived 50-49 million years ago.
  • They were also land living animals.
  • But they still went into the water.
  • Their legs were better adapted for swimming than for walking.
  • They were able to swallow water through their nose.
  • It swam up stream like seen in the movie "walking with beasts".
  • That is why it is seen in germany.
  • Scientists consider the Ambulocetus to be an early whale because it shares underwater adaptations with them.
  • Ambulocetus did not have extinct ears. To detect prey on land , they may have lowered their heads to the ground and felt for vibrations.