The woolly mammoth, an enduring symbol of the Ice Age, continues to captivate our imagination with its majestic tusks, woolly coat, and ancient legacy.

As we delve into the frozen landscapes of the past, the story of these colossal creatures unfolds, reminding us of the extraordinary adaptations that allowed them to thrive in the unforgiving environments of the Pleistocene.



Mammoths were an extinct species of hairy elephant that went extinct approximately 4.000 years ago during the Holocene Epoch.
These giant mammals roamed the plains of Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America in Matriarchal herds.

What sets this unusual and scientifically relevant fossil apart from the rest is the fact that it had a growth defect and therefore displayed dwarfism. By looking at the wear of the teeth scientists have estimated the Mammoth to be approximately 45 years old. It also only stood at approximately 2 meters tall whereas your typical mammoth would easily surpass double that.

This mammoth would not have survived the harsh Tundra climates of Ancient Siberia by itself, yet still reached maturity.
This could only mean that this unfortunate mammoth was fortunate enough to have a family around him that cared for it, confirming that like modern day elephants, these creatures roamed in herds and had strong social bonds.

Origin: Russia
Age: Pleistocene Epoch, 24.000 years old
Category: Mammal
Species: Mammuthus