Colombian Mammoth Discovery
By: Lydia Krieger 3rd period 4/22/16 World Culture
Breaking News, Discovery of Colombian Mammoth
Archaeologist are puzzled on how these massive animals died. Most mammoths don't die laying down, due to its vulnerability, and negative comfort. Scientist did research and believed that a mud slide fell on them, knocking them over. Though this makes since, there was a teen mammoth by the adults. Like elephants, mammoths get rid of their young when they reach teenage. Also the mammoths were in defense pose, which is where the children are in the middle, while the adults are on the outside protecting the young. So from running test the scientist concluded that the mammoths died from a predator, and then were buried by mud slide. People believe that mammoths were killed from hunters. Others believe from climate change, but they all died. When these massive creatures died, there was a major impact on the ecosystem. The heat of the earth rose due to more vegetation. Also there were less food for the predators, which caused many animals to die.