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:

Kay said...

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

DWei said...

I bet they tasted delicious.

Tatiana said...

Awesome animals!

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Unknown said...

Must have truly been a sight

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, 13 feet tall!

Em-Musing said...

Fascinating!

Christine said...

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

Christine said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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.

MEcoy said...

for me they were just so cool

jaybird said...

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

Pat said...

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

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

That is truly amazing!

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Dana said...

Wow! That's tall!

Theresa Mahoney said...

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.

Villyne said...

Jeez 13 feet that's huge.

Teddi said...

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