The Ice Age beasts were living on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, and scientists have dated their demise to about 5,600 years ago. They believe that a warming climate caused lakes to become shallower, leaving the animals unable to quench their thirst. Most of the world's woolly mammoths had died out by about 10,500 years ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle. The program, "Amazing America," will debut next April.
Evolution Liked · 15 minutes ago Fossilization is a rare process and paleontologists are used to having to build an image of an animal from incomplete remains. So when paleontologists unearthed a mass grave of Diprotodon skeletons and other Australian megafauna, they couldn't believe their luck. "It's a palaeontologist's goldmine where we can really see what these megafauna were doing, how they actually behaved
New cloning technology has enabled the woolly mammoth – extinct for 5,000 years – to be brought back to life. Previous attempts to clone mammoths had failed, because the cell nuclei were too badly damaged by ice crystals; but new techniques have overcome this problem.By the 2030s, they are appearing in a number of zoos and private collections. Other extinct mammals are cloned too, such as the sabre-tooth tiger and Megatherium