Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths
A Wildlife Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Center for Biological Diversity
November 2021

Now, 4,000 years later, the survival of the animalsí modern relatives is again threatened by a combination of climate change and human hunting.


Woolly Mammoth - Image by Thomas Quine

New research from the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen has found that humans were responsible for hastening the extinction of woolly mammoths, who were hunted for meat, skins, bones and ivory [Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth].

This is the first time researchers have been able to distinguish between the roles that hunting and climate change played in the decline of the mammoths.

Now, 4,000 years later, the survival of the animalsí modern relatives is again threatened by a combination of climate change and human hunting.


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