Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mammoth Fun

7 interesting facts about mammoths from David's research:

1. Columbian Mammoths lived in North America.

2. The hairs on a Woolly Mammoths coat could reach up to three feet long.

3. If lucky, a mammoth could live 70-80 years.

4. Most frozen Woolly Mammoths are from 100,000 - 30,000 years ago.

5. A baby Woolly Mammoth was found by a gold mine's bulldozer. He had died 400,000 years before.

6. One theory explaining why mammoths died out was due to new predators and plants.

7. Another idea is that they died out from a disease.

I wanted to learn more about Woolly Mammoths because they'd always seemed interesting to me. They were really cool to learn about! I love doing the Sid Shuffle, so I also wanted to learn more about the real animals from Ice Age!


  1. Great blog, David and Tyler! You guys have written some excellent book reviews. I learned a lot from reading your mammoth facts! You might also like a book called Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age by Cheryl Bardoe. I am a middle school librarian, and we have that one in our library. : )
    - Ms Durbin from North Carolina

  2. I've always wondered why the woolly mammoths died when the elephants did not. Do you think the elephants would have become extinct if they had been found only in North America too?

    Mr. C

  3. Elephants were living all over the world, even closer to the equator. That probably is one of the reasons they are still around today. It would be interesting to know more about it. I was also interested to read that mammoths could roam the earth again because scientists took some cells from a frozen mammoth are are trying to regrow them. That would be awesome.

  4. did you find all these facts from the book you read??? Plus i did not know about all the stuff you listed on the blog.