Today’s monster is a very impressive animal and the last of them died out a few thousand years ago. They existed in many different sizes and many different places on Earth. They’re called Mammoths!
The mammoths are some of the most impressive and popular of the extinct creatures. When people think of mammoths they are usually imagining a giant elephant with large curved tusks and long hair. The truth is that there were many species of mammoth, some weren’t covered with long hair and some were very small. In fact the last surviving mammoths are now believed to be of a dwarf variant and thought to have survived as recently as 1700 BC on remote islands in the Arctic Circle.
In Siberia there is a nature reserve called “Pleistocene Park.” The meaning of this reserve is to recreate the landscape and fauna of the last ice age. There have been introduced species that thrived there previously but went extinct because of humans. There are hopes of reintroducing animals such as saber-toothed cats, woolly rhinos and mammoths to this area if the cloning technology improves in the near future.
Like I said Mammoths are very popular creatures and have appeared in a lot of media like for example the British TV show Primeval.