The columbian mammoth is a member of the elephant family that lived in the ice ages. It had several adaptations to endure the cold, such as lessfur and small ears. They went extinct only around 10,000 years ago, possibly due to sabre toothed tiger hunting. Mammoths have also become widespread in popular culture, notably in the movie Ice Age.
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- Smith, Lewis (2 May 2010). "Columbian mammoths evolved 'anti-freeze blood'". The Independent (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/woolly-mammoths-evolved-antifreeze-blood-1960723.html. Retrieved 2 May 2010.