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Description: Today this tutorial will be on the Woolly Mammoth because of the cool new movie that is coming out 10,000 B.C. I absolutely love historic mammals from the ice age, especially Saber tooth tigers and mammoths. Let’s talk about the woolly mammoth shall we. First as we all know these animals are the closest ancestors to the Asian elephant, they had large long curved tusk, thick long blackish brown hair, and a bump ontop of their heads. The thick fur and hair helped protect their bodies from the artic cold. Woolly mammoths roamed our earth as long as 4 million years ago and as close as 4,000 years ago. They first appeared in Africa, and they eventually migrated north where it was much colder and where food can be found in plentiful amounts, so this means they started to appear in Europe and Asia. This also explains why so many frozen fossil remains are found predominantly in these areas. There were a handful of different types of the mammoth species, one being the woolly mammoth. These hardy looking animals lived and thrived in the ice age of Siberia, there are even caves that contain carving from humans that lived during this period known better to be cavemen or Ice Age humans. As far as scientist know, these people of the ice age actually fought and took down these animals which stood 11 feet tall and weighed about, only 7 tons. Can you imagine trying to take down one of these massive animals? Especially an animal with a name like woolly mammoth, I can’t see how that would even be possible for primitive humans to accomplish. If you think about it, it’s pretty amazing when you think how our ancestors lived with woolly mammoths, like they saw them everyday, walked where they walked, and like I said before they even hunted them. WOW. An interesting fact I found out is, when you spell “woolly mammoth” you can also spell it with one “L” as well. The difference between the two is simple, when you spell it with one “L” this is the American way, but when you spell it with two “Ls” this is the British way. Cool huh. Anyways it has now been determined that mammoths expired due to change in climate, being hunted by humans and most likely by disease as well. One thing is certain, Woolly mammoths will always be one of the most talked about ice age animal that ever existed. This tutorial will show you how to draw a woolly mammoth step by step. The instructions are always easy to follow and read. Enjoy!