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Mammuthus primigenius

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Product Code :RC16074D

ame:Woolly Mammoth

Meaning:Woolly Earth horn

Pronunciation:Wuu-lee mam-muth

Named:Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

Order:Proboscidea

Diet:Herbivore 

Period:Pleistoscene-early Holocene

Figure size:28cm x 10cm x 13,5cm (l x w x h)

Real size:Shoulder height (m) 8,9-11,5 ft (f) 8,5-9,5 ft

Weight:(M) up to 6 tonnes (f) up to 4 tonnes.

Excavated in: Siberia and Alaska .

Features:It was covered in fur, with an outer covering of long guard hairs and a shorter undercoat.  The ears and tail were short to minimise frostbite and heat loss. It had long, curved tusks and four molars

 


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Did you know?

The tusks of a mammoth could reach up to 15 ft?That mammoths were hunted 

by early humans? They also painted mammoths in their cave? 

There are more species of mammoth? Scientists want to clone a mammoth?

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How do we know what colors mammoths had?

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They are found in permafrost intact with fur and skin.






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