Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Many Mammoths

When people hear of mammoths, most usually think of the wooly mammoths which walked around the more arctic areas of the world. However there were many other mammoths around including the steppe mammoth of Eurasia which was about 13 ft. tall. It may be perhaps the biggest member of the Proboscidea family of animals to have ever lived. 

18 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be great if they were still alive today?

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  2. I bet they tasted delicious.

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  3. Amazing how we know so much considering how long ago they lived.

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  4. I did visit the tar pits in LA a long time ago and remember learning about mammoths there.

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  5. Did not know this. Thanks again for the info:)

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  6. we have tones of mammoths here in my country since this was one of their areas in the prehistoric times. We have some of the best preserved mammoth skeletons in the world.

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  7. for me they were just so cool

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  8. All I think about now, when I think of mammoths, is the Disney movie, Ice Age, lol.

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  9. I only heard of the Wooly Mammoth. Wow. 13 feet tall. That would be a frightful sight to run into! :)

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  10. That is huge! Makes you wonder what animals we have today that will go extinct. Then future generations can marvel over what we take for granted today.

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  11. i didn't know there was more than one kind of mammoth.

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