Woolly Mammoth
Wolly Mammoth reconstruction
Vital statistics
Scientific Name Mammuthus primigenius
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Height 3.4 metres(male), 2.9 metres(female)
Weight 6tonnes(male), 4 tonnes(female)
Diet Herbivorous
Lived 150,000 to 10,000 years ago
Range North America

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.[1] 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.
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