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Woolly Mammoth

Animals of the Ice Age

Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth

The woolly mammoth is one of the most well-known ice age animals. It evolved in Eurasia and later crossed the Bering Land Bridge to North America. The woolly mammoth thrived in a tundra environment, and used its long curved ivory tusks to clear ice and snow from the low shrub vegetation it grazed upon.

It was about the size of a modern elephant (5500 – 7300 kg), but was covered with long hair and had a humped back. Along with many other ice age animals, the Woolly Mammoth became extinct about 10,000 years ago.