Giant Ancient Shark Tooth Mysteriously Stolen
Australian authorities say the tooth's monetary value "would not be very high," though it may be prized by collectors.
A giant shark tooth that's more than two million years old has been snatched from a park in Australia, leaving authorities puzzled.
The tooth is from a megalodon, an ancient shark species that went extinct 23 to 2.6 million years ago. It's one of two known examples in Cape Range National Park along Western Australia's Ningaloo Coast. The place is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation was just beginning to figure out how to secure the tooth when it was stolen. Up until that point, authorities had been considering covering it with bulletproof glass and other sorts of cages. (Related: "Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen")
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