The megalodon shark was one of the ocean’s greatest predators of all time. But I bet you didn’t know what other prehistoric monsters were even bigger, badder and scarier than this real life jaws!
The megalodon was one of the world’s most fearsome predators, but they went extinct 2.6 million years ago after roaming the oceans for millions of years unchallenged. They are still the world’s largest shark to have ever existed and one of the most successful apex predators ever. But is the world’s largest and most terrifying shark without enemies? And what exactly caused them to go extinct?
Scientists have uncovered fearsome creatures that can rival the mighty megalodon in both size and ability. Some of them actually existed during the reign of the megalodon and may have challenged the ferocious creature for its hunting grounds. But it is not just prehistoric creatures that rival the abilities of this great shark. In fact, some of our strongest and most successful predators today may have been able to outmatch the megalodon in strength, agility and intelligence.
In this video, we have compiled a list of the megalodon’s most likely enemies. We theorize about what may have happened if the megalodon had been able to face off against these threats–or if perhaps they already did. We also explore the myths that surround the continued existence of some of these prehistoric creatures.