The Woolly Mammoth is one of the most famous prehistoric animals. It looked much like an elephant, but was covered in thick fur, as it lived in the Ice Age. Scientists have found frozen mammoths in Siberia - some so well preserved, like Dyma the baby mammoth and the Jarkov Mammoth a frozen mammoth with few inches of wool.

Walking with BeastsEdit

Mammoths starred in the Walking with Beasts episode Mammoth Journey.

Woolly mamoths kinda sucked. the were just big furry elephants that had no life. They walked around and ate food. The cavemen liked to keep them as pets for 10 days then they would eat them. The specific species portrayed is known as Mammuthus primigenius, a 5-7 tonne, 3 metre tall Proboscidean. The tusks were up to 10 feet long (though they curled in their iconic fashion) Large though this is, it is comparatively small when one considers other Mammoth species. Mammuthus Sungari of Eastern Europe would have been 15 tonnes and 6 metres tall, a much larger beast but it was smaller than the Columbian Mammoth the largest of all mammoths as the Imperial Mammoth is possibly a crossbreed of Woolly Mammoth and Columbian Mammoth. Only the largest Deinotheres of the Pliocene (ancient relatives of Mammoths and Elephants long dead even by the time of the last Ice Age) rivaled this size - the Deinotherium giganteum, as seen in Walking With Beasts: Next of Kin, was slightly smaller, at pretty much 1 metre lower in height, but 10-14 tonnes in weight. Deinotherium was the 4th largest, though is far less famous, with the general public at least. Paleoxodon is presumed to be the largest of all the elephants.


Ice Age Megafauna, including a herd of mammoths, 30,000 Years Ago.