MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Speaking of wooly mammoths...I won't take peanuts as an answer

Date: Thu Jul 29 21:04:53 1999
Posted By: Eric Maass, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 933255177.Zo

Hello, Marguerite.

I will try to answer some of your questions, but I may not be able to answer all 
of them, since they are lost in history.

The last wooly mammoths apparently lived -- and then died -- on Wrangel Island,
near Siberia:

The approximate date of extinction was about 1700 BC (3700 years ago):

There is evidence of people hunting wooly mammoths about 11,000 years ago, in the 
United States and Canada, and Siberia and some other parts of Europe. The bones 
of the mammoth were used to construct houses, and there are pictures of mammoths 
on cave walls, and carvings on antlers. Humans hunting mammoth's might have been 
a contributing factor in their extinction, but the changing climate was probably 
a bigger factor.

You can read more about mammoths, and their extinction, at the following 

Oh - here is a picture of a wooly mammoth:

...and, here are some peanuts!

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