So we are gonna go off the beaten path a bit, do something a little out of the ordinary for this blog and talk about Mammoths.
Yeah I know. Random, right?
I am watching Night at the Museum and for some reason I became obsessed with mammoths and I wanted to know everything there is to know about them and I wanted to see one in real life... a living one that is. But seeing how that is impossible I'm just gonna have to study them and look at pictures of them, instead.
Alright first off they are, were, relatives to elephants. Which isn't hard to figure out because they look a lot alike.
Mammoth comes from the Russian word мамонт mamont meaning "earth horn". In the English language the noun mammoth means "large". A fitting description for such large animals. They were covered in a reddish colored wool and had large tusks.
Many mammoths have been found frozen in the ice. This is how we know so much about what they look like. We don't know why the went instinct but they no longer exist on this planet. A baby mammoth was found not long ago and for sometime it was debated whether or not they should try cloning it to see if they could bring mammoths back to life today.