Islands of giant monsters aren't just in the movies. In real life, certain species grow to incredible size on islands. Why do they grow, and what does it mean for other species survival? We'll explore the different reasons — and show why this phenomenon reveals that we could probably kill off Godzilla.
If you suddenly found yourself on the Balearic island of Minorca three-to-five million years ago, you'd likely encounter Nuralagus rex, a 26-pound, short-eared rabbit that's six times larger than today's European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus ).