Mammoth News

Mammoths are an extinct group of large, elephant-like mammals that belonged to the genus Mammuthus. They are best known for their long, curved tusks and, in some species, shaggy hair coats, adaptations to their cold, Pleistocene epoch environments which spanned from roughly 2.6 million to about 10,000 years ago. Mammoths were herbivores, grazing on a varied diet that included large amounts of grass and other vegetation. The most famous species is the Woolly Mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, which roamed across the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Mammoths played a significant role in the ecosystems of the Ice Age and are often studied to understand prehistoric life and extinction patterns, with recent scientific efforts even exploring the feasibility of bringing them back via genetic resurrection techniques.