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COLUMBIAN  MAMMOTH

Columbian Mammoth - Pleistocene epoch

Oil painting : 24" x 30"

COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH
The Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) was the largest mammal to have been trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits. Some individuals stood over 13 feet tall. The mammoth migrated into North America from Asia about 2 million years ago. The Columbian Mammoth was larger, but less hairy, than the wooly mammoth which lived near the ice sheets in the northern end of the continent. The mammoth became extinct about 11,000 years ago - about the same time the first humans migrated into North America.

TIME - Late Pliocene to Late Pleistocene
RANGE - North America, south of the ice sheets.
DIET - Mostly grass but also leaves.
SIZE - 12ft (3.6 m) at the shoulders.
WEIGHT - 10,000 lbs (4,600 kg)           


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