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Wooly mammoths with other Ice Age megafauna. Mauricio Antón, from "Who Killed the Wooly Mammoth," <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLoS_Biology">PLOS Biology</a>, 2008. CC, some rights reserved
Wooly mammoths with other Ice Age megafauna. Mauricio Antón, from "Who Killed the Wooly Mammoth," PLOS Biology, 2008. CC, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Ice Age mammals

During the last Ice Age North America was home to many varieties of "super-sized" mammals, megafauna. Giant beaver, 'possums, bears, sloths and other creatures joined the more familiar wooly mammoth in the land bridge migration. Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at the question, "Why so big?"  Go to full article

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