With his trunk and huge tusks, the mammoth strongly looks like his cousin the elephant. This prehistoric animal died more than 10,000 years ago and is one of the best known extinct animals, thanks to the very well preserved fossils found buried in the ice. tive from Africa, they then spread more widely in Eurasia, North America and the plains of Siberia. This mammal possessed a thick fur to fight against the cold and sometimes even a real woolen mantle in the woolly mammoth. His large curved defenses could reach up to 3 m in length and were used, among other things, to search the ground for food. It is assumed that global warming is causing their extinction. Did you know that there are mammoth paintings on frescoes? Hunted by prehistoric men, mammoths appear in hunting scenes and decorate walls of magnificent caves.