Mammoths!

posted Nov 28, 2012, 12:14 PM by Barbara Powell   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 5:32 PM by Barbara Powell ]

   




















   
    This is a really old ghost!  He was found on the northern Black Rock a few years ago and now resides at the
Humboldt Museum.  Here is the Humboldt Museum's web site, Humboldtmuseum.org. 
    At the time he was alive, the Black Rock was a very large lake.  He had plenty of grass to eat and could easily grow to this size.  He was part of a herd.  Like his modern cousins, the elephants, he would have lived in a family unit.  Safer for the young ones.
    Mammoths disappeared ten to twelve thousand years ago.  The cause is not clear.  Speculation is that climate changes, hunting, and even a virus weakened these huge animals and ended their species. 

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