: Woolly Mammoth: We have learned much aboutthe Woolly Mammoth almost more than any other dinosaur that has been identified.Due to the fact that the Woolly Mammoth so closely resembles today’s elephants,care for them would most probably require most of the same factors to keep italive. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-* Copyright DueNow.com Inc. *Category:SciencePaper Title:Extinct Animals Research: Woolly MammothText:We have learned much about the Woolly Mammoth almost more than any otherdinosaur that has been identified. Due to the fact that the Woolly Mammoth soclosely resembles today’s elephants, care for them would most probably requiremost of the same factors to keep it alive. Since the Woolly Mammoth has beenextinct for 4000 years, it is difficult to tell exactly what they lived on, butwe can hypothesize.
The Woolly Mammoth lived during the Ice Age, so if alive today, it must bekept in a tundra environment. For food, only basic tundra vegetation isnecessary. Due to the thick pelt that the Woolly Mammoth has, any known Ice Agetemperatures would suffice since the thick fur protects the animal in anyextreme temperatures.Large enclosures would not be needed as they would be for a normal elephantsince the Woolly Mammoth is only three meters high. The huge tusks would allowit to scavenge for its own food, so no special feedings would be necessary.Feedings would also be needed on a less frequent basis since the Woolly Mammoth,much like today’s camels, keeps under its sloping back a thick layer of blubberas nutrition when food was not needed.
The problem in keeping a creature such as the Woolly Mammoth in a zoo- likesurrounding would be poachers. Due to the endangerment of such a magnificentspecies, poachers of pelts and ivory would most certainly be after it’s hugetusks and thick furs, so it would be necessary to post guards around it’s cageat all times.A large-scale habitat would be constructed for this creature since, duringthe period it lived, the Pleistocene, there were no restrictions on the placesit could roam to. There was nothing stopping this beast from stomping along towherever it wanted to go. A Woolly Mammoth might find it peculiar to be stuck ina twenty foot ice field with no predators or other animals whatsoever.To solve this problem, it would be possible to include other animals from theWoolly Mammoth’s time period.-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-