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6 facts about MAMMOTHS
1) It is estimated that over 50% of the ivory sold into China is mammoth ivory.
2) Evidence suggests that humans hunted mammoths, albeit rarely. They would have been dangerous animals to attack.
3) One of the oldest-known musical instruments is a flute made from mammoth ivory.
4) The fossil record suggests mammoths lived on all continents except Australia and South America.
5) Most mammoth populations had died out by around 10,000 years ago although a small population of 500-1000 woolly mammoths lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic until as recently as 1650 BC.
6) Scientists can work out a woolly mammoth’s age from the rings of its tusk in a similar way to judging a tree’s age from its rings.
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