Some Facts About Mammoths

The Movie Ice Age made the Mammoth more popular. They were large animals who eventually became extinct. Mammoths were characterized by long, trunk-like noses and belonged to proboscideans group of mammals. The causes for extinction of the mammoths is still considered as a riddle for scientists.

 Below are some facts about Mammoths:

  1.  Mammoths were originally evolved about 4.8 years ago.
  2. The Mammoths lived on earth from Pleistocene period to early Holocene Epoch
  3. The word mammoth was originated from Russian word Mammut.
  4. Mammoths were members of the order Proboscidea same as that of modern elephants.
  5. Columbian Mammoth, Jefferson's Mammoth, and the Woolly Mammoth lived on the mainland of the America.
  6. Though Mammoth's remains found in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, they were evolved in North Africa. Mammoth then moved to Europe and Asia and then to North America through the land bridge
  7. African Mammoths gave rise to Southern Mammoth from the Southern Mammoth the Steppe Mammoth were evolved. The well known Woolly Mammoths were evolved 300,000 years ago from Steppe Mammoth.
  8. The Weight of Mammoths was around 6 to 12 tons
  9. Mammoths were 10-12 ft tall at shoulder and the length of Mammoth was approximately 11- 12 feet.
  10. Interestingly Mammoths are not the ancestors of the modern elephant.
  11. Mammoths were known for their long tusks. The length of tusk was around 6.5ft and it could reach up to 11 ft too.
  12. Mammoths were primarily grass eaters.
  13. Each Mammoths ate around 300 pounds of food
  14. The causes of Mammoth's extinction are
  • Dramatic climate changes that affected their food source
  • Human Hunting
  • New infectious diseases

Out of these three reasons, scientists believe that first two reasons cost more damage to the mammoths.

 





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