The Gigantopithecus, is not only a mouthful to say, but it is also a species of ape that lived 9 million years ago, and as recently as 100,000 years ago! The gigantopithecus lived primarily in the region of what we now know as China, India, and Vietnam.
What's truly amazing about the Gigantopithecus is that it was roaming the Earth in the same region and around the same time as our distant hominid relatives! You can only imagine the other animals fear of the great Gigantopithecus blacki, as it stood 3 meters tall (9.8 feet) and weighing up to 540kg (1,200 pounds)! It was the largest ape that ever lived!
If it makes you feel any better, scientists believe the Gigantopithecus shared a very similar diet to that of a Panda (lots of bamboo)!