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Woolly Mammoth

Resurrecting a mammoth gift

The woolly mammoths that lived in the cold Pleistocene era may have helped humans to survive the Ice Age, but they paid a high price for it: their own extinction.

Now, the 'unselfish' extinct mammoth may help us again.

Sunday, 30 October, 2011, 12:00am

Mammoth ivory back from the dead

Researchers say that climate change killed off the woolly mammoth more than 4,000 years ago, but now it looks as if warmer weather is bringing them back - as prized symbols of wealth for the mainland's growing middle class.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Seeing the Elephant - The Ties that Bind Humans and Elephants

Seeing the Elephant - The Ties that Bind Humans and Elephants

by Eric Scigliano

Bloomsbury, $130

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

SERIES WATCH

Extinct

Pearl, 9.35pm

24 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Mystery of the elephants of Bardia

TWO huge elephants living in Nepal have lumbered out of the primordial mists to give the scientific community an extraordinary glimpse of the evolutionary links between the Asian elephant and its prehistoric ancestors.

The giant bull Raja Gaj, Nepali for king elephant, stands 3.7 metres - higher than the tallest Asian elephant on record - and weighs up to seven tonnes.

27 Nov 1995 - 12:00am