Replica of a woolly mammoth on display at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia. Woolly mammoths roamed North America, Europe, and Asia during the Pleistocene epoch.

Replica of a woolly mammoth on display at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia. Woolly mammoths roamed North America, Europe, and Asia during the Pleistocene epoch.

The Atlantic has a fascinating read about the Alaskan woolly mammoth, and it’s possible fate, which may have come down to a water-starved plot of land called Saint Paul Island in 3,600 B.C. Due to a quickly vanishing source of fresh water, the mammoths were thought to die of thirst, scientists have discovered, looking at mineral samples and chemical isotopes. Read the whole story here.

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