Extinct Elephant Types

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


American Mastodons lived about 15 million years ago and became extinct about 6,000 years ago. They stood about 10 feet tall, ate grass, leaves and water plants of the lowlands and swamps which they roamed.

Southern Mammoth Mammuthus meridionalis

The Southern Mammoth lived in Europe and Asia in the late Pliocene from about 2.5 to 3 million years ago and migrated to North America in the early Pleistocene around 1.8 million years ago. It stood about 14 ft at the shoulder

Hairy Mammoth

The Hairy Mammoth stood about 12 feet tall, lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistociene and became extinct as recently as from 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. Mammoths were hunted during the stone age and Cro-Magnon people painted Mammoth images on cave walls.

Straight Tusked Elephant Palaeoloxodon antiquus

Remains of this 400,000 year old elephant have been found in England which would have been twice the size of the largest modern African elephant. One in particular was found with flint tools which may indicate it was hunted and eaten by humans.

Wooly Mammoth

The Woolly Mammoths were about 11 feet tall and lived in the Arctic Regions of Europe, Asia and North America in the Pleistocene (1.8 million to 11 thousand years ago) and became extinct between 5000 and 10,000 years ago.

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