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woolly mammoth

noun
1.
a shaggy-coated mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, that lived in cold regions across Eurasia and North America during the Ice Age, known from fossils, cave paintings, and well-preserved frozen carcasses.
Also called Siberian mammoth.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Some, such as the sabertooth and woolly mammoth, were giant versions of today's mammals.
  • They uncovered preserved woolly mammoth tusks and rhino bones.
  • Some of the oldest known artifacts are musical instruments, carved from the femurs of bears and woolly mammoth tusks.
  • If you want to know about the life and habitat of a woolly mammoth, there is scarcely a better place to look than in its dung.
  • Alternatively, woolly mammoth anatomy may have varied through time and from region to region.
  • Maybe a frozen woolly mammoth could be born from an elephant.
  • He is currently writing a book about early woolly mammoth discoveries.
  • The two large fossils in the first case on your right are from a woolly mammoth.
  • Unlike the woolly mammoth which was adapted to cold climates this elephant lived in temperate regions.

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