The Woolly Mammoth was an elephant-like animal. The long dense hair and underfur adapted it to cold weather It was a plant-eater and lived all over the world during the last ice age from 2 million years to 9.000 years ago. That was millions of years after the dinosaurs were extinct
The Woolly Mammoth was about 9 ft tall to over 15 ft tall. The longest tusks found were as long as 17 ft The tusks were used in mating rituals for protection, and for digging in the snow for food. It is a misconception that mammoths were much larger than modern elephants, an error that has led to the word 'mammoth' being used as an adjective meaning 'unusually large'
WOOLLY MAMMOTH TOY ACTUAL SIZE
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