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