The Woolly Mammoth

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The Woolly Mammoth

•Professor Adrian Lister, at London’s Natural History Museum, traced origins through his collection of bones, tusks and in particular teeth •Professor Dan Fisher is the world’s leading mammoth tusk expert•Mammoth called Lyuba was discovered on the banks of a river on Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula -Bernard Buigues, a French explorer, brought her in from the cold -He has discovered many mammoth remains and shares his work with scientists


Why they are extinct

• Long curved tusks (large and dense) • Short legs• Large & blocky teeth• Very thick coat of hair covering the entire body• Small ears heat from escaping the body• 1.8m - 4m (6ft - 13ft)• Different colours

• Around 5 million years ago mammoths lived in Africa, Europe, North America, parts of Mexico and northern Asia• Lived during the time of the Ice Age• About 10 thousand years ago, mammoths became extinct (1700 BC)


• Grazers• Leaves, twigs, nuts, fruits and berries• We know this because of the study palaeontologists did on mammoths’ fossil teeth

By: Eman Abbas

Physical Appearance

Fossil Evidence

The Woolly Mammoth



• Arctic Tundra - Very cold - Long cold winters and short cool summers - Permafrost - 1700 kinds of plants

• Herd

• Warming climate at the end of the Ice Age -As it got warmer, they were hunted more by predators• The climate that mammoths were perfectly adapted to was changing• Increased amount of rain• Dry grassland was replaced with wet tundra plants and forests -Their favoured food supply was diminishing

Link to Evolution Unit

• Adaptations - Examples: Thick hair, molar teeth (grinding), small ears, blood (hemoglobin), etc.• Georges Cuvier - Compared past mammoths with modern elephants

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