Wooly Mammoths

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Wooly Mammoths
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:20:01 PM »
Supposedly their extinction was caused by the human race.

However I wish to ask if this is entirely true? Would Wooly Mammoths be able to survive in this day and age? Being arctic creatures and all?
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 02:00:38 AM »
I hadn't heard that they were killed by the human race...Dodos were, and the Great Auk...and the Tazmanian Tiger...but I'm not sure about mammoths. I shall consult my book. I have nothing better to do today anyway. :P
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 08:20:21 AM »
I am a wooly mammoth and would like to say many good friends of mine were killed by humans. I was spared and now work for IBM.

Bob the wooly mammoth.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 03:07:41 PM »
I am a wooly mammoth and would like to say many good friends of mine were killed by humans. I was spared and now work for IBM.

Bob the wooly mammoth.

I'm not sure if you meant to do this or not but your name implies that you are a storage unit for human bio-waste.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 03:10:44 PM »
Wolfie... you are thinking SEPTIC... this fella is just a bad speller. sceptic is not a word.

Which is why I said it implies.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 04:42:50 PM »
How can sceptic imply septic?

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 04:58:02 PM »
they all died because they fell through the ice because they were getting fatter

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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 06:04:02 PM »
Wooly Mammoths were too specialised, they died because they couldn't adapt to new environments.

They should've learned how to stamp on humans for a start.

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 07:28:22 PM »
"Most mammoths died out at the end of the last Ice Age. A definitive explanation for their mass extinction is yet to be agreed upon. However, the small mammoths of Wrangel Island became extinct only around 1700 to 1500 BC.

Whether the general mammoth population died out for climatic reasons or due to overhunting by humans is controversial. Another theory suggests that mammoths may have fallen victim to an infectious disease. A combination of climate change and hunting by humans is probably the most likely explanation for their extinction.

New data derived from studies done on living elephants and reported by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (BioScience, April 2006, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 292-298) suggests that though human hunting may not have been the primary cause toward the mammoth's final extinction, human hunting was likely a strong contributing factor. Homo erectus is known to have consumed mammoth meat as early as 1.8 million years ago.

However, the American Institute of Biological Sciences also notes that bones of dead elephants, left on the ground and subsequently trampled by other elephants, tend to bear marks resembling butchery marks, which have previously been misinterpreted as such by archaeologists.

The survival of the dwarf mammoths on Russia's Wrangel Island was due to the fact that the island was very remote, and uninhabited in the early Holocene period. The actual island was not discovered by modern civilization until the 1820s by American whalers. A similar dwarfing occurred with Mammoths on the outer Channel Islands of California, but at an earlier period. Those animals were very likely killed by early Paleo-Native Americans, and habitat loss."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth

I haven't seen any evidence either way, and will refrain from putting forward any speculation until I do.

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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007, 05:24:34 AM »
Wiki said :

While most woolly mammoths died out at the end of the Pleistocene (12,000 years ago), a small population survived on Wrangel Island, located in the Arctic Ocean, up until 1700 B.C.. Possibly due to their limited food supply, these animals were a dwarf variety, thus much smaller than the original Pleistocene woolly mammoth. However, the Wrangel Island mammoths should not be confused with the Channel Islands Pygmy Mammoth, Mammuthus exilis, which was a different species.

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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2007, 01:38:13 PM »
You're all wrong, neither humans nor climatic conditions wiped out the mammoths. The great Godess of this pyramidal earth, Tiny Clanger did away with the mammoths, they scared her and were disobiedient so she made them into nightdresses.

She used the leftover wool to make lesser Brown Clangers to do her bidding.
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007, 01:44:35 PM »
Sure Suicidal Penguin, that's exactly what happened. ::)

Some people!

Even if they hadnt died out at the time they did, for whatever reason, they would have had to adapt to a new, warmer climate and might have ended up bald like the elephants we know anyway.
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 02:56:00 PM »
for a sarcastic duckling you really didn't get that sarcasm.

Of course it wasn't Tiny Clanger. It was the soup dragon. :P
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2007, 03:09:25 AM »
10 bucks says The duckling and the penguin are the same person.
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2007, 05:20:03 AM »
there is a kikuyo proverb; "does not the crocodile and bird hatch from an egg"  :P
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2007, 04:48:58 AM »
There's rumours of Mammoth sightings in Siberia

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2007, 04:50:49 AM »
There were rumours of Mammoth sightings on BBC a few years back. On closer examination it was Vanessa Feltz.

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2007, 04:51:55 AM »
Before she had her back shaved

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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2007, 04:14:34 PM »
I'm not sure which insults me more, the Soup Dragon thing or the idea of me being connected to so low an avian lifeform as a Tinydamned duck!!

I'm now going to leave this blasphemous thread in disgust and outrage on behalf of the Great Tiny, the Food Bearing Major, all the other Clanger Deities and of course, myself.
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2007, 05:12:14 PM »
Supposedly their extinction was caused by the human race.

However I wish to ask if this is entirely true? Would Wooly Mammoths be able to survive in this day and age? Being arctic creatures and all?

It has been documented that the rise in global temperatures helped progress the mammoth to extinction.
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2007, 04:55:00 AM »
Penguins are not ducks.
Are penguins even birds?

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2007, 03:57:59 AM »
no shit! of course they're not felines! but birds can fly, and as far as i know, penguins can't

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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2007, 04:01:42 AM »
then an ostrich, emus, rheas and cassowary's aren't birds either.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2007, 05:09:47 AM »
we had an emu in the field behind our house once...it escaped from the zoo 4 miles away :P


aaw he's a cute lil' fella.
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2007, 05:20:28 AM »
quite good concidering as I am in the middle of nowhere in England. :P
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2007, 08:12:40 PM »
no shit! of course they're not felines! but birds can fly, and as far as i know, penguins can't

Who said birds can fly?

Just because a majority of the species can do something doesn't mean all of them have too.
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2007, 01:32:04 PM »
look at humans. The majority are decent people, but there are still some who are complete bastards.
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2007, 02:38:13 PM »
look at humans. The majority are decent people, but there are still some who are complete bastards.

I think you got that backwards :)
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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2007, 02:42:52 PM »
look at humans. The majority are decent people, but there are still some who are complete bastards.

I think you got that backwards :)

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Re: Wooly Mammoths
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2007, 04:08:11 PM »
look at humans. The majority are decent people, but there are still some who are complete bastards.

I think you got that backwards :)
I'm stuck in the past... lol. Mind you, the 'good old days' don't tend to really exist.
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