2.6 mya - today


The animals in this time period were enormous mammoths,giant bison,woolly rhinoceros, which were well adapted to the cold. These animals were prayed upon by sabre tooth tigers,cave bears,and wolves. Europe and North America the mammoth steppes were largely replaced by forest.This changed in climate and food resources.

Here are some of the animals that used to be here on Earth including the Mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger


The entire Quaternary Period, including the present, is referred to as an Ice Age due to the presence of at least one permanent ice sheet (Antarctica).But the Pleistocene Epoch was generally much drier and colder than the present time.
By Kayla and Noah
Quaternary Period